Jan 21, 2017

I struggle with being informed. I want to be informed and involved. I don’t want to be naive about important things that are going on. I want to have a better-formed opinion and not just fake it or piggy back what I pick up on so much of the time.  Continue reading



Jan 20, 2017

Things don’t always go the way we want them to. What might have been a fun day together as a family was halted by me unexpectedly throwing up a lot and then spending the day sleeping and recovering.  Continue reading

Things I’d like to do

Jan 17, 2017

I’ve run a DIY blog for a few years, written and published a book, run a fairly successful small business, and while there’s still plenty more to do in life, for the past while I’ve been feeling a little like I’ve already done a lot of big things and don’t have any big goals or things to work toward. Not that I need work for profit, but I think it’s important for everyone to have good, uplifting, growth-inducing, fulfilling work to do. Not that raising a family and running a household isn’t fulfilling, but I think it’s important to have personal things to work toward beyond just the day to day. So I started compiling a mental list of some things I’d like to work toward over the next several months or years. Maybe I’ll change my mind about some of these things, but here’s what I have for now, some big, some little, and in no particular order. Continue reading

Birthday boy

Jan 14, 2017

Our sweet Felix turned three today. Between a tired pregnant mama, some cold, rainy weather, and some last-minute changes in plans that were out of my control, the day turned out to be kind of a dud, at least in the middle. Thank goodness it at least began with presents and balloons and ended with grandparents and birthday cake.  Continue reading


Jan 12, 2017

Sorted and organized all the games and toy bins, same with kids clothes, showered, went to Costco and bought a membership and shopped, waited for Bryan to get home, then Olivia and I left on a kid date to Chipotle and then birthday shopping for Felix at Target and now my belly and back are sore.  Continue reading