I work 4 days a week at my job, and my day off has been switching lately for various reasons. This week I had Thursday off, and it was a BEAUTIFUL spring day (which was all the more appreciated since we had snow again just a few days ago). During Harvey’s nap Stella and I […]

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Traveling alone with Stella while 7 months pregnant...

This post was supposed to go up 6 weeks ago, but then life happened, Jaime died, and it got lost in my drafts folder. I hope it’s useful to some of you out there reading, and I plan to do a new edition of it in a year or so when I have a few […]


I haven’t done a blog hop in years, but Sarah talked me into joining up with this one that she is hosting! We honestly didn’t do an Easter basket for Stella for her first 2 Easters (at 3 months and 15 months old, I just didn’t think it was worth the effort), but this year […]

The scene...

Today is the 15th. That means that Jaime died one month ago today. That’s one entire month without my sister-in-law in my life. and one entire month that I cannot believe has passed already. I don’t know if I’m in the denial stage of grief or what, but it honestly does not feel real that Jaime […]


Saturday was a BUSY day, full of shopping for a new washer & dryer (tips for washing cloth diapers in a top loader HE would be much appreciated!) and a birthday party for one of Stella’s friends that went from “3pm to meltdown.” Other then a quick stopover at home at nap time, we were […]

Well, my last check-in was on March 12th at 2 months postpartum. I was down to 162.3# that day (161# was my pre-pregnancy weight) and feeling pretty good about my progress. When Jaime died on the 15th, everything sort of went out the window. We were in a fog for days, and literally every day since […]

Charlie was making a silly noise to Stella last night and for some reason Harvey thought it was funny. Behold, his first giggles! I so needed that pick-me-up last night.

I came across this post the other day, cracked up, and then cried. DAMN she was funny.  


It’s been so much fun to see the relationship start to develop between Charlie and Harvey. <3 my boys.


Well, never say never, but I’m pretty sure that Friday was Stella & Harvey’s final day at daycare! About 6 months ago I wrote a bit about my frustrations with the way our licensed home daycare provider had drastically changed the environment in her home by deciding to home school her 8 and 11 year […]


When Stella was little, we waited a week or two to introduce the pacifier because I was worried about nipple confusion. She never really took to it, and other than the random OH MY GOD MY CHILD IS LOSING HER MIND AND WE’RE ON THE HIGHWAY AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT […]

This was one of my sister-in-law’s favorite songs, and for anyone who knew Jaime, you know that she always listened to her favorite songs on repeat for months on end. It drove us nuts sometimes, but it was also one of the things we loved about her. She (and my husband) are really good at […]

**WARNING – SPOILERS AHEAD. DUH. Honestly, I actually loved How I Met Your Mother for 8 of the 9 seasons. Sadly, this season just dragged on,  but Charlie and I slogged through it out of respect for the previous eight seasons that we loved. Heck, our daughter Stella’s name was inspired by Ted’s girlfriend STELLA from […]


Stella has been enamored with flowers lately, just like her Auntie Jaime was. I know that it is customary for people to often send flowers after a death, but in Jaime’s case it went beyond the standard bouquets. People knew how much she loved flowers (the florist told us she’d often walk in just to […]

Jaime died on a Saturday morning. The official coroner’s report says 12:59pm, but that’s just because the local ambulance crew did everything they could to try to save her for over an hour. I live in a small town, you see. Population 1,000. Really small. Everyone knew her and loved her, including the EMS crew, and […]


As Americans approach the March 31st deadline to sign up for health insurance through the marketplace to get coverage and avoid the tax penalty, I have a little story for you. Two months ago: my sister-in-law asked me for help figuring out the new health care exchange.  She was 27 with no known health issues […]


10 day ago she suddenly died. 5 days ago we held her memorial service on the first day of spring. Today I worked on figuring out details like depositing her final paycheck, creating an estate account, and paying her bills. This is so fucking unfair. To go from planning a Saturday afternoon hangout with her to taking […]

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I have so much to say about the past 8 days and at the same time, nothing to say. It was a beautiful service on Thursday, and today I have to go to work. I don’t wanna go.

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Friday, February 21st you came over after Stella’s nap time to go to the hot springs with me and the kids. We had so much fun at the pool that afternoon and made a pact to do it weekly all summer long. You swirled Stella in circles to make her…

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Yesterday my sister-in-law (Charlie’s little sister) died, suddenly and unexpectedly. She was honestly one of my best friends here in town, and my kids adored her. I don’t even have words to express how heartbroken we all are right now. The pain my husband and his family are feeling is incomprehensible to me. Please pray […]


On Tuesday I had my final check-up with my midwife, and it was SO bittersweet to know it would be my last appointment with him. Bill came to my home at 1 day, 3 days, and 7 days postpartum to check up on me and Harvey, but this final check was done at his home. […]


…well, it depends upon the hairstyle I guess!


Here we are already 2 months postpartum. How is time flying by so quickly? This was a crazy week of running errands and preparing for my return to work this past Monday, but I still worked out 5 days. Sometimes it was with a baby strapped to me or pushing a toddler in a stroller, […]


Just over two years ago I wrote a post about my first day of work after Stella was born. She was 8w1d old when I started at that job, and coincidentally, Harvey is exactly 8w1d old today – on my first day back at work at that same job. It’s unbelievable to me how much […]


First off, I had to giggle when I first looked at the results of this survey and realized 163 of you had taken it! 123 people responded to my first suvery about lopsided breasts, so apparently even more of you were curious about coitus than boobs. Who said women don’t talk about these things? ;) […]

Joint closet

Why did getting rid of different sections of my closet feel like little deaths to me? Dreams of having more children, aspirations of actually using my degree & traveling more, the nostalgia of being young and carefree… it honestly felt like I was shutting the door on those parts of me by letting go of […]


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