Month: April 2015

{p,h,f,r} FIRE, FIRE! or Bonfire Season Begins.

There is actually a Beavis and Butthead reference in this post’s title. (Or ‘Butthead and Beavis’ as Byron kept calling them which grated on my nerves more than it should have.) If you think less of me, so be it, but we actually had a conversation about said show during our most recent family bonfire Read More

Commonplace Books and Journaling: Jumping on the Bandwagon

I am greatly intimidated by a blank journal. On one hand, I love them and all their potential but on the other, I hate the thought of filling one up with anything less than perfectly painted watercolor flowers and calligraphy. Which is why I didn’t think my dollar store notebook filled with scribbles from my Read More

Lessons from Kristin Lavransdatter

Literary nerds, these takes are for you! I finished up Kristin Lavransdatter last week and I cannot stop thinking about it. I can’t decide if it’s my favorite book ever (vs Anna Karenina) or not. Plus I keep picturing Tom Hiddleston as Erlend, which makes it even harder for me to figure out whether or not I’m Read More

The No ‘Poo Experiment Failure

Maybe it’s because I was feeling the Whole30 rush, or maybe I’d just spent one too many hours scrolling through Pinterest, I’m really not sure, but whatever the reason, I gave up shampoo about four weeks ago.And you know what?  My hair has never looked worse. Did you even know that going ‘No ‘poo’ is Read More

The Whole30 For Wimps

Let me start by saying, if I would have been doing the Whole30 last week while Fulton was hospitalized I would’ve failed MISERABLY. Like, licking the mashed potatoes and gravy off his dinner plate miserably. But, thankfully, I got to experience all the magic that is a Whole30 (with my husband) during the most joyful Read More

{p,h,f,r} Doing Much Better

I’ve always insisted that this is not an SMA blog, and that we’re not an SMA family, just a family that happens to include two kids with SMA. And most times, SMA is just this thing lingering in the background that’s not spoken of even though it’s present in the routine and daily living of Read More

{SQT} The Respiratory Edition

Happy Easter readers! It was not my intent to take a week off writing. Certainly, I knew celebrating Easter with out-of-town family would delay posting, however, I didn’t expect to spend time at the hospital with Fulton, and as such I’ve been preoccupied.  Thankfully, he’s doing well, but you’ll have to tolerate seven takes all about Read More

Seven Conversion Stories For Easter

A very solemn Good Friday to all my readers. This Easter marks fourteen years since I joined the Catholic Church. In honor of this happy anniversary, I’m featuring seven conversion stories from around the blogosphere. If you are considering joining the Church, I invite you to read these stories and investigate RCIA at your nearest Read More

My New Children’s Book!

After the success of my first book ‘Mom is Mad’ and the follow-up best seller ‘The Best Laid Plans’ I’m pleased to announce the release of my first title just for children and their guilt stricken mothers! This soon to be classic details the deep love and affection every mother feels towards her child even Read More