The Squirrels Stole Our Pizza:  A Housewarming Story


Merry Christmas!  There are a few days of Christmas left, and we’re still celebrating it up. There are lots of reasons to celebrate. We have a house!  Officially! After several weeks and over a thousand miles going from host to host to host, we are unpacking boxes and settling in.   The most surprising aspect […]

The Saga of the Last Day

Turns out I am the absolute worst at moving. I’ve been packing up here and there, hauling items to donate, throwing things away, making slow but steady progress for a few weeks now.  I started cleaning rooms and closets and declaring them “off limits” to everyone.  It was actual closure to be able to shut […]

MSB 39:  By the Laundry Couch


(This post contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase after clicking one of the links, I receive a commission at no cost to you.  Thanks!) Last week I told David that we absolutely had to start splitting up for Mass again, because I couldn’t handle another round of watching Moe and Bea compete for […]

A Second Chance

Back in May, I wrote about how much I love being a mom, but how hard it is.  How overwhelming it is to be in charge of everything.  How rare it is to feel competent or successful in what I consider to be my most critical role.  And I was excited at the release of […]

MSB 38:  Beat-boxing and Generosity

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Mass was an event today.  It wasn’t so bad that I couldn’t even muster a recap like a few weeks ago, though.  So that’s a small victory.  Here’s a quick recap: Moe did great while he was looking through one of the picture Bibles we bring to church.  That is, until he figured out how […]

Popcorn and Cardboard


I’ve felt nervous about announcing our pregnancy.  We are over-the-moon excited!  And no, it wasn’t a surprise (sooooo weird to be asked…but it’s sure easier to respond to that question here than at the grocery store). But—after seeing the backlash that the Duchess of Cambridge is facing for baby numero tres, people-pleaser me is anxious […]

The Whole Truth About My Summer Break


My teaching license *did* expire in July, so I needed to take a class at the last minute. Cee *is* doing better, so we *did* try to really enjoy the summer. But. But that’s not the whole truth behind my months-long summer break. From the day we found out we were expecting (this *is* an […]

Hair Trouble

As someone who dabbles in direct sales with Norwex and Usborne (thanks for checking out my shopping links!), I appreciate the work that others put into their small businesses.  When Mandi from A Blog About Miscarriage offered some Lilla Rose haircessories in exchange for an honest review, I was excited to give them a try.   […]

MSB 37: Just Take Me Now

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This is a picture of happier times.  Miss Udele is almost 1 now, and has somehow managed to increase in cuteness!  Since after Mass today I was le tired and le haggard, this recycled picture of the same outfit will have to do. If I had been able to really pray from my heart today […]

An ER Adventure

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This post contains affiliate links.  If you make any purchase at Amazon after clicking one of my links, I receive a small percentage at no cost to you.  Thanks for supporting our family!   One of my goals for 2017 was to avoid the emergency room (#4 on the list).  Welp.  Last week I failed […]