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Happy Birthday to My One Year Old

Happy Birthday to My One Year Old

Happy Birthday Buddin, yes Buddin, that silly nickname you got, because your semi-foreign mommy can’t say “button” properly. Happy Birthday Atlas , no no, Kevin , I mean Atticus Kevin Pearce ! Did you know that mommy announced your name to the world before we signed your birth certificate? We discussed names leading up to your big arrival, […]

Mothering Without A Mother

Mothering Without A Mother

    As long as I can remember, I was raised by other people. I lived with my mother until I was 15 years old, but I was raised mostly by my grandparents. My mother was a SAHM who was in school most of my life. She was my Girl Scout leader and head of the […]

My Four Favorite Marriage Books

My Four Favorite Marriage Books

“By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” –Socrates    After I wrote my post about marriage a while back, I received multiple emails asking for book recommendations. I haven’t read a ton of marriage books, to be honest. In […]

Forcible Retraction of the Foreskin

Forcible Retraction of the Foreskin

Our pediatrician retracted my son’s foreskin. He told us that we would need to retract it daily after baths to help separate the foreskin from the glans. I’m pissed off. Our pediatrician is pretty crunchy friendly. While he has some pretty obvious character traits that not everyone will love, he has been a good match […]

The Art of Restraint

The Art of Restraint

I have 3 little girls and a grown boy a husband. He goes to work, he provides for his family, he plays with the kids, he kinda disciplines and he is really good at being a royal pain in my ass. I am often times really impressed with my own restraint when it comes to […]

November Baby Update!

November Baby Update!

Name: Kelli Baby Name: Adele Age: 21 months Height: Unknown Weight: 20 pounds! Finally! Hair: Wispy, strawberry blond Eyes: Blue Clothing Size: 18/24 months Shoe Size: 4 or 5 Teeth: tons! She has most of her teeth now, excluding her two year molars. Eating habits: Adele is eating pretty well lately. Bananas are still a […]

Does it Work: Amber Edition.

Does it Work: Amber Edition.

What is Amber: Amber is fossilized resin produced by the now extinct, coniferous tree. Amber can be found in various shades, but most commonly it is found in the golden yellow, green or deep red tones. How does it help pain (specifically related to teething): As Amber heats up on the body it begins to release […]

The SquishyClan Hits Disney!

The SquishyClan Hits Disney!

Disney was AWESOME…but I need a vacation after my vacation.  I honestly had no idea how busy Disney is Thanksgiving week.  Our first day at the parks we went to Magic Kingdom and there was an estimated 20,000 people there that day.  Mainstreet USA was packed wall to wall with people. The house we stayed […]

Recovery and Setbacks.

Recovery and Setbacks.

I started today with high hopes. Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, we went out into the woods and hunted for the perfect Christmas tree. We always do this the day after Thanksgiving, and this year was no exception. We hadn’t had time to put it up and decorate it until today, so today was the […]