link roundup / 32

September 18, 2015

>What do you think about this home tour? It’s so pretty, but I don’t think I’d actually want to live somewhere like that. On the other hand, that cross-stitched pillow? I have to make one. (photo above) >What a cool idea for a weekly wall calendar. >Are you a blogger interested in doing sponsored posts? Here is a long list of companies to sign up with that can connect you with brands. >If you have a strong-willed, spirited, intense child (like I do), here are some book recommendations for you! >You know reading slumps are a thing, right? Here are some tips for getting out of one! (I need to do this now.) >Food is a big area we are focusing on to save money,…
Continue Reading »

Posted in: links

getting kids to fall asleep and stay asleep

September 15, 2015

Hey hey, let’s talk about sleep, shall we? Specifically, how to get your kids to fall asleep and stay asleep. Our basic situation was that both kids had been sleeping in our bed since they were born. I went to sleep at the same time as Meredith in our bed, David would take Liam on a drive until he fell asleep, and then he’d bring him to lay with me where Liam would nurse. He would end up nursing multiple times throughout the night, more if he was teething or sick. Half the time David would end up sleeping on the couch if there wasn’t room for him to crawl in. So…we made a strong effort to get Meredith to sleep…
Continue Reading »

Posted in: motherhood


September 9, 2015

enjoying a day off work stressing about car trouble, and wondering if we can hack it as a one-car family reading Americanah by Chimimade Ngozi Adichie watching Lizzie Bennet Diaries whenever I have a spare moment trying to get some photos ordered for my Week in the Life album cooking crockpot roast beef eating dark chocolate squares drinking one less cup of coffee per day going on walks daily and still not getting in my Fitbit steps, blah loving Voxer and the friendships I’ve grown through it discovering that goldfish don’t live very long and I’m disturbed every time one dies thinking about Christmas already, and hoping to simplify it even further this year feeling like I need a plan for social media, because I can’t keep up hoping to get back…
Continue Reading »

Posted in: personal, currently

midweek lull

September 2, 2015

I have ringworm on my arm. (I won’t show you a picture.) I’ve been obsessing over it. I thought it was a mosquito bite, then a few days later I upgraded my assessment to spider bite, then finally after a week it formed a classic ringworm shape. For confirmation I asked one of the doctors I work with, and he sent a picture of it to his dermatologist friend, and since steroid cream seemed to make it worse, that’s what we landed on. It itches SO BAD you have no idea, unless you’ve had ringworm, and then you have an idea. It’s taking up way too much of my mental energy. It’s nice to not be commuting to the medical…
Continue Reading »

Posted in: personal, around here

meredith lately

August 31, 2015

Me: Meredith, what do you want for your birthday? Meredith: ummm…a dinosaur, a vacuum, carpet, grass, and a big ole truck. crying when we had to leave her cousins’ house… David: you don’t have to be sad because when we go home we still have each other to play with. Meredith: (sobbing) I don’t WANNA play with anybody. I wanna go to jail!! while reading to herself in her room and I came in to join her… Meredith: hey, stop looking at me and talking to me! Me: I wasn’t talking. Can’t I be in here with you? Meredith: okay, but if you say anything I’m gonna have to go to another room. while playing in the kiddie pool with…
Continue Reading »

Posted in: motherhood, meredith lately