Apr 29, 2012  •  In Personal

Healing and Recovering in the Suburbs

There has been sooo much going on in my life lately that I do not know quite where to begin. First, my neck is recovering nicely. I am still in a bit of pain but it is nowhere near as bad as it was two weeks ago, and through acupuncture and chiropractic therapy I am […]

Apr 18, 2012  •  In Personal, Relationships

Joyeuses Noces de Cire!

Four years ago today… Happy anniversary, my love. It’s been nothing short of wonderful. Thank you to all who have been checking in with me. I am currently at my parents’ house with Claire and Aerin, and will stay here for at least a month. (J is living alone in our condo, driving up on […]

Apr 9, 2012  •  In Aerin, Claire, Motherhood, Personal

Herniated Disc

I woke up this morning to horrible pain in my neck and shoulders. I immediately called out to J, who had to take yet another day off from work due to my health problems, and phoned my mother to see if she could come watch the girls while J took me to the doctor. I […]

Apr 8, 2012  •  In Books, Cute, Funny, Geek, Parenting, Star Wars

“Darth Vader and Son”

What if Darth Vader were around to see Luke grow up? What if he took an active role in his childhood and did all the things that ordinary dads do with their sons? Author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown has taken up this challenge in Darth Vader and Son, which paints a lovely and hilarious alternate […]

Apr 8, 2012  •  In Christianity, Reverent Sundays

Reverent Sundays: “The Power of the Cross”

Happy Easter! I consider Easter, not Christmas, to be the most important holiday in my calendar. My old youth pastor who inspired this shift in thinking had told me, “Yes, Christ’s birth is to be celebrated…but Christianity in its entirety not have existed without His resurrection!” Today I would like to share with you one of […]

Apr 6, 2012  •  In Aerin, Baby, Claire, Home, Motherhood, Personal

A Day in the Life… (Part Two)

Welcome to the second half of my “Day in the Life” with a 18-month-old and a 5-month-old. You can go here to read the first half. When we left off, the girls were both napping while I was enjoying some alone time… 1:45pm: Both girls wake up from their nap at the same time! (This […]

Apr 4, 2012  •  In Aerin, Baby, Claire, Home, Motherhood, Personal

A Day in the Life… (Part One)

Ever since I became a mother of “two under two,” I have received a few requests for a “Day in the Life” post, detailing what a typical day is like for me. Better late than never, right? 😉 This post chronicles the first half of Monday, April 2, 2012. Claire had just turned 18 months […]

Apr 2, 2012  •  In Aerin, Baby, Claire, Motherhood, Parenting, Personal

More Difficult Than Twins

The first few weeks without J’s parents weren’t too bad. I really thought that I could do this. But in the past week, Claire has started to act up. My parents think that it’s because up until now, Aerin was still a young infant — just kind of there, taking up room and requiring only the […]