Way To Go Weekend: Logistics and McKenna Pics

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Yay, it’s Friday!  And I need to talk business (LAME).  First off, McKenna pics because my little girl is so adorable. Yep, we still hate the camera. But we LOVE relaxing in the new backyard.  We also love playing catch with a ball, chasing bunnies, harassing squirrels, and eating grass. Keep your eye on the ball at all times, don’t let Daddy get it! Such a sweet face!! When it comes to the inside of the house, McKenna’s been having a bit of trouble sleeping through Read more […]

Baby Bump Photo Shoot in Chicago!

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So I was going to have a house update for today but then my professional photos arrived from the amazing Jennifer Jackson and I just couldn’t wait to share them with you guys! We had a lovely time in Chicago the first weekend of May, which you can read about here, and part of that trip included our maternity photo session with the talents of Jennography.  Why book our shoot in Chicago when we now live in the Twin Cities?  Good question. The answer is three-fold. 1) We wanted to work with Read more […]

Guest Post: Birth Story

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They set up the labor room like a stage. All the lights are out, except for one shining spotlight that is pointed right at your hoo-ha. The only people in the room are a couple of nurses, the doc and of course hubby on your right. It wasn’t what I pictured. I know on TV it always shows the husbands holding the wife’s hand but that was my first realization at how fake that is because your hands are COVERED with wires, an annoying IV needle, blood pressure pads, etc. There’s no way he can Read more […]

Guest Post: Maternity Leave Reality vs Expectation

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Things I thought I’d be doing during my maternity leave: keeping the house clean, making breakfast, lunch and dinner, getting dressed every day, going for long walks on our local 5K trail, attending playdates, gardening, reading… Things I have done during my maternity leave: spent inordinate amounts of time attempting to get my daughter to sleep, prevented her from eating the cat hair that has accumulated on the floors, attempted to get to the bottom of Mount Laundry (still hasn’t happened), Read more […]

Way To Go Weekend: Home Owners!

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We closed on our house yesterday, AHHHHH!  It’s our house!  We have a house!  Baby boy has a bedroom and a crib that’s still in its box, but who cares?  We have a home of our own!  It’s so exciting!!!  AHHHHH!! OK, I’m done screaming my happiness at you guys.  Thanks for listening.  If you’ve ever bought a home you know the journey is often filled with many bumps, but luckily our road to home ownership was relatively smooth all things considered. What’s that?  You want to see more Read more […]

Suburban Hippie Drama Queen Mom

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Happy Friday Friends! While I’m 99.9% excited to become a mom, there are a few things I’m NOT looking forward to: 1. Wrapping more gifts.  Kill me now.  I can’t.  Either it will have to be The Scottish’s exclusive job, or I’ll have to go to Macy’s and have them wrap everything.  Or I’ll buy gift bags and tissue paper exclusively. If none of those things work, perhaps I can convince my child unwrapping a present is more of a nuisance than a way to build anticipation.  Yea right, I’m screwed. 2. Read more […]