Monthly Archives: April 2011

Thanks to Picaboo for sponsoring this post. To learn more about Picaboo photo books, cards, calendars and other printed products visit http://www.picaboo.com?siteID=B_BR. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do. Throughout the last 5 years, I’ve collected thousands of images of my life with those I love. I […]

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I have a freakishly photogenic husband. The man has no bad angles. He never takes a bad picture. And it seems like his photogenic genes wear off on the kids in all the pictures they take together. Maybe that’s how we could nearly effortlessly snag this beauty Easter morning. (No, that’s not a purple chick […]

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Because apparently 10 hours in a car is her cut off. Her “good baby” well has run dry. We’ve been road-tripping it all day and we have to press on if we are to get there before midnight. She’s not going to take it. NO, she’s not going to take it. She’s not going to […]

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I’ve blogged before about how much I hate our carpeted floors. Between the diabetic human sized Mastiff and the toilet training toddler, this floor has soaked in it’s fair share of urine. We’ve steamed and scrubbed and cleaned, but there is no getting rid of the vile smell. I have actually had meltdowns over the […]

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It’s been nearly 4 months since I used an old butter knife to scrape off grainy bits of my favorite rock to eat, nearly 4 months since I put my rock in a bottle of ice cold water and drank the mineral-y goodness, nearly 4 months since I sucked on it. For those who aren’t […]

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You know that girl without kids who thinks she would be such a better mother than all the mothers she sees? That was me. You know that girl who could not, for the life of her, understand how parents couldn’t get their kids to listen to them? That was me. You know that mom who […]

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You know what’s pretty much the picture of insanity? Committing yourself to sending out birth announcements right after, you know, having a baby. Like anyone really has the time or the brain cells to order the cards, address the envelopes, buy the stamps and get them in the mailbox all while dealing with a newborn […]

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Before Leyna was born, I had a hard time imagining how her puzzle piece would squeeze it’s way into what felt like an already complete puzzle. I worried that Kendall would suffer because of it, or that she wouldn’t get the attention she deserves. Our puzzle pieces still aren’t perfectly aligned yet. There are some […]

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