The Tortoise Approach to Starting Solids

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The Wee One has been eating pureed baby food on and off for about a month and a half now.  We started purees after he turned 5 months and waited until he was six months before trying real chunks of food (of which we’ve had zero success so far) also known as Baby Led Weaning.  The two prerequisites for Baby Led Weaning are that the child be six months old and able to sit up unassisted.  Check and check! I debated for a while about which route we should take when it came to starting The Wee One Read more […]

Child of God

Posted by & filed under baby updates, Heartstrings, Motherhood, Not the Norm, The Family, The Scottish, The Wee One.

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I mentioned previously in my holiday recap post that The Wee One was baptized in early January at my parent’s community church.  I wanted to share a bit more about the experience and how we made it our own. First off, I don’t really ascribe to the belief of Godparents.  The Mother and The Father had all three of us baptized when we were babies but instead of naming Godparents, they “gave us” to their church at the time, so I grew up without the traditional Godparent relationship.  While Read more […]

Ho Ho Ho and Happy New Year 2014!

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Merry belated Christmas to those of you who celebrate it!!  We are currently in Bismarck, North Dakota visiting family.  We’re still not sure what or if we’ll do anything on NYE but being that we have a little one this year, it probably won’t be very exciting whatever it is.  And we’re OK with that.  Going to bed early is still one of our favorite activities these days. Christmas in particular is tricky once you have children because you have to decide how you want to do gifts, if you want Read more […]

I had an audition.

Posted by & filed under All About Me, Drama Heavy, Motherhood, Not the Norm, The Dramatic Arts.

I had an audition.  It may be a simple sentence, but it holds a ton of weight for me. For those of you new to these parts, I have a degree in acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  After graduation I moved to Chicago to follow my dream.  Seriously, as cliché as it sounds, that’s what I did!  Supporting myself as a nanny, I took a class, joined a theatre company, and performed in many shows until a sudden back injury (and then surgery) forced me to take a break.  A while Read more […]

This Is One of Those Feminist Posts That Will Get Taken Out of Context

Posted by & filed under All About Me, Not the Norm, Relationships General, The Family, The Holidays, The Women.

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Sorry for the obnoxious title folks, but people get super obnoxious when it comes to talking about women’s rights and what it means to be a feminist. I have no doubt that someone somewhere will misinterpret what I mean and frankly, I don’t care!!  Haters gonna hate, and idiots will be idiots.  (Is that how it goes Ms. Swift??) This weekend I had a really nice moment. The kind of reassuring moment that reminds you what is important and makes you feel good about where you are and what you’re Read more […]

A Closer Look: Long Distance Marriage

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Hi everybody!  I’m super excited to be sharing this interview with you guys today!  H’s answers are thoughtful and honest and I had a great time reading them.  As always with this series, please remember to keep comments positive and enjoy! First off, hello! How did you meet your partner and how many years have you been together? I’ve known G for nearly ⅓ of my life, we have been together for 10 ½ years. We met as freshmen in college. He lived one floor below me in the dorms. One Read more […]

Exciting Interview #5 Coming Next Week!

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Wow.  Yes.  I’m finally getting around to another relationship interview.  Because well, Drama Happens.  Life gets in the way.  Babies are born.  Time marches on.  Cliché phrases are written.  But the series is back and that’s what matters! Next week’s interview is about navigating a long-distance marriage.  Most of us have been in a long-distance relationship at some point in our lives (raises hand) but it’s rare for couples to live in separate states and homes after they are married. Read more […]

Why I’ve Stopped Sucking In My Gut

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I gained a lot of weight while pregnant, past the amount they recommended.  I have a few extra (15 to be exact) pounds to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight.  If I really wanted to be ambitious I could lose a few more (30 in total to be exact) to get back to my wedding weight.  But I don’t really care anymore.  I’m letting it alllll hang out.  (And by hang out I mean I’m not sucking in anymore but I’m still layering and wearing clothing that helps minimize things.  I’m not crazy!!) My Read more […]

Something is Missing

Posted by & filed under All About Me, Drama Heavy, Not the Norm.

Guys! This past weekend The Wee One attended his very first church service (and he did really well, sleeping through most of it), which brings me to the main point of this post, The Scottish and I are searching for a new church. Yes, again. I wrote about this before while we were living in Kansas City.  Same topic, new city, so my apologies because I will be repeating myself slightly (intentionally for those newcomers to DH). Life is really good right now for obvious reasons but in some ways Read more […]

“That’s My Arm!”

Posted by & filed under Blogging, Humor, Marriage, Motherhood, Not the Norm, The Scottish, The Wee One.

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I wanted to share a bit about how The Scottish is doing as a new father these days.  If I had to describe his parenting in two words I’d use amazing and hilarious. For starters he comes home from work exhausted but still finds energy to play and help with the care of his son.  By the evening I’m beyond ready for a break and he is beyond ready to say hi to the little guy.  I never thought I’d say this, but I now find preparing dinner quite peaceful after a day of caring for a newborn. On Read more […]