23 weeks pregnant bump

Feeling Super Fat in Pregnancy

My husband has a great way of making me feel bad about myself. This morning as I was half naked, getting dressed, he says, “Wow. Your bump is really big.” Yep. I knew this, and I smiled. “I know,” I said. He shakes his head in wonder. “No, I mean, it’s like as big as… [read more]

Mama and Baby Love

The Question I Ask My Kids Every Day

Every night, before going to sleep, I whisper the same prayer. I am not a religious person, but it makes me feel better to ask whatever powers that be to watch out for our family. I ask that my children be safe, happy, healthy and at peace with the world around them. I ask that… [read more]

Breastfeeding in public - keeping covered with a blanket

#StopCensoringMotherhood – Overexposure

Somewhere in the depths of my Facebook account is a photo album chronicling the birth of my first son. Included in the album are photos of our trip to the hospital, the early stages of labor, and an unflattering look at my grotesquely over-inflated bottom as the anesthesiologist prepared me for a much-needed epidural. There is… [read more]

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Cape Cod Chicken Salad

This is one of my favorite all time sandwich fillings - the delicious Cape Cod Chicken Salad! I have been obsessed with chicken salad since my college days when … [read more]

Delicious one pot pasta via @amotherthing

Amazing One Pot Pasta

I've seen recipes for One Pot Pasta making the rounds lately, and while they look amazing, I wanted to try my own version to give it that little extra oomph … [read more]

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mom and me

A Disney Day Out

Last week, in an effort to make a good impression on my mother before she headed back home to Pennsylvania (you know - so she'll want to come back again!), Mark … [read more]

mom and dan

A Different Kind of Trip

A couple of weeks ago, we went with my friend Amy and her beautiful baby Rowan to Disney's Animal Kingdom. This wasn't our first visit, as we'd all gone … [read more]