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  • hey, whatever happened to that flip house?
    on Nov 15, 2014 in Flipping Houses
    The 'flip' house became more of a 'hobby' house because somewhere around the time that we ripped off the entire roof, we realized there was nothing flip about it. It's fitting, though, because if there is one thing I have learned about this amazing f...
  • how this mama works it out
    on Jul 28, 2014 in Exercise
    One of the greatest revelations I have had as the result of being a mother is this: I am a better mother when I am exercising. I kind of wish that weren’t true, you know? It’d be nice to plug my ears ::lalalalala:: and deny it – and...
  • help a mama out – school uniforms
    on Jul 17, 2014 in Help A Mama Out Homeschool
    This fall we will be homeschooling our oldest at a kindergarten level, and he will also be attending three abbreviated days a week at a Montessori Academy that has a homeschool program.  The Academy also has a full-time student program and both arms...
  • three kids in one bedroom
    on Jul 14, 2014 in Family Our House Parenting
    It is not our ideal arrangement, but right now all three of the kiddos share one bedroom. Because our house has two bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms on the ground floor, and because we aren’t yet comfortable doing two-story sleeping arrangem...
  • the ‘are you guys done?’ question
    on Jul 9, 2014 in Family Motherhood Pregnancy
    Three babies. Four years. It’s been quite the streak. We have always wanted a family. Our senior year of college (for which we were married) I used to joke with DanO about dropping out and just making babies. Mostly joking. Sorta not joking. No...
  • family of five – portraits by Leah Fontaine Photography
    on Apr 23, 2014 in Family
    Four and a half months ago I managed to get our whole family bathed and dressed and in front of the immensely talented Leah Fontaine‘s camera. Unfortunately, I was not able to tame the 2 year old’s cowlick. Please forgive the third-of-a-y...
  • raising my ebenezerBefore the arrival of each baby I have gone into a season of mourning. Great upheaval justifies such. From newlyweds to never-alones. From party-of-three to a de-throned first-born. From ‘the boys’ to a practical herd of babies. Each time...
  • don’t look now, but I’m shrinkingI have big thoughts about the idea of getting one’s “body back” after having a baby. The conversation that surrounds post-baby-bodies frames it as though nothing but damage occurs during pregnancy and birth; that it is solely someth...
  • it’s good that I’m quiet, promise.
    on Feb 28, 2014 in Blogging
    The boys are currently sliding blocks under the couch, giggling hysterically, and coming up with ways to get them out {“Use this book, Ikey!” “No, my use DIS book, My-kah.”}. The baby is upstairs sleeping, but she will be woke...
  • on finishingSomething in me feels hesitant to talk about those January things like resolutions and ‘one words’. It’s not because I find them are fake or vain or forced. The oposite, really. It’s because I think that stopping, evaluating,...
  • how she arrived
    on Jan 8, 2014 in Birth ODear Pregnancy
    Her birth was a joy equal to the agony of waiting 41 weeks and 2 days for her. The weekend before she was born I had a Come To Jesus breakthrough about trying too hard to go into labor. I realized that I couldn’t simultaneously be constantly s...
  • so I had a baby
    on Nov 25, 2013 in Birth
    Sometimes when you inadvertently don’t blog for a month, a month which involves giving birth, it’s hard to think of a way to come back to it. Like, do I have to write the birth story first and open with that? Or some sort of wow-factor po...
  • just cooking along.
    on Sep 30, 2013 in Pregnancy
    {This picture is from last weekend at 37 weeks. I am 38 weeks 1 day today. I’d get up and take another one, were it not for the whole “get up” part.} Raise your hand if you are checking back here mostly to see if I’ve gone in...
  • in hopeful expectation
    on Sep 16, 2013 in Life With The Os
    I was blessed this weekend by a dear friend who has a gift. Kelly Sauer is a destination wedding and portrait photographer. She is also a visionary. When she asked me what feel I wanted for my maternity photo shoot, I struggled for words. Finally,...
  • writing and packing.
    on Sep 11, 2013 in Life With The Os
    You know how sometimes you’re sitting with a friend who is newer to blogging and her excitement is palpable? And how sometimes that makes you realize what a bear it has all become to you? And sometimes you just want to go back and make it fun a...
  • a letter to my oboy at 4 years and 2 months old
    on Sep 6, 2013 in Life With The Os OBoy
    Dear OBoy, I want to tell you something so that I remember it and so that you can know that it happened when this day has long past. Yesterday afternoon we went to the grocery store as a family. Just this week you have started to be able to fully buc...
  • neck deep in the emotional weeds
    on Aug 5, 2013 in Pregnancy
    I’ve reached that point again. I always say I’d rather give birth nine times over a nine-month span than be pregnant. This mantra comes and goes from my conscious thought throughout the first two thirds of a pregnancy. Then I hit the thir...
  • don’t eat the cucumber and other helpful tips for the gestational diabetes tests
    on Jul 30, 2013 in Pregnancy
    This is not my first rodeo. Three pregnancies in four years and you’d think I could walk through the pre-natal care routine backwards with my eyes closed, but no. No, I made some rookie mistakes last week and I want to share them so that a) you...
  • run, mama, run!
    on Jul 17, 2013 in Exercise Half Marathon Pregnancy
    When we found out I was pregnant this time around, I was half-way along in my training for my second halfmarathon. My long run that week was 8 miles, I remember, because I threw up at miles 3, 5, and 8. O, yes, pregnancy has changed my habits as a ru...
  • when mommy needs to take her inch back
    on Jun 25, 2013 in Parenting
    We have been working on obedience with OBoy. There came a point about two months ago when I realized every. single. interaction. was escalated to conflict and involved negotiation on his part. It was as if my no didn’t really mean ‘no&#...