Brain Matter

Brain Matter

This past weekend between the changing of the grandparent shifts, Chris and I were sitting with the dogs and the Bean on our back deck enjoying a brief break from the rain.  I realized that I didn’t have a burp cloth with me (an enormous mistake that a first-time mom only makes once) and so I decided to go into the house to get one.  I was carrying Beanie and when I walked through our back glass door, I almost killed him. The glass door swung open and I walked…

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The Grandparents and The Bean

The Grandparents and The Bean

This past weekend Chris’ mom and sister, Annie, came to visit the Bean for the first time since he has been home from the hospital.  They left yesterday at 11:30 AM.  At 6:00 PM yesterday, my parents pulled into my driveway for their week long visit.  We have been surrounded by grandparents and aunts and smelly dogs.  Its been pretty awesome.  The Bean has been in heaven. But there is a dark side to grandparents.  A very dark side. You see, these grandparents that are hanging around?  Well, they were…

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Fun with a Burp Cloth

Fun with a Burp Cloth

You know when you do something that you know you’ll get in trouble for later? I’m sure when he’s older, the Bean will really be mad at me for dressing him up in burp cloths.  But I can’t help it. I used to try to do this kind of thing to Lucy, but she bites.  The Bean doesn’t have teeth yet.  So, there’s just no other option.  But I know I’m going to get in trouble later. At least he’ll have something to talk to his therapist about.

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My Wii Hates Mii

My Wii Hates Mii

For Father’s Day, the Beaner gave Chris a Wii Fit.  Beanie’s a thoughtful little guy.  He must have known that Chris has been campaigning for a Wii Fit for the past six months.  He must also have known that on several occasions, I had to beat Chris to a pulp in order to prevent him from using Target gift cards we received as BABY SHOWER GIFTS (!!) to buy himself the Wii.  On second thought, maybe Beanie isn’t thoughtful so much as thankful that we saved his gift cards for…

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We Have a Winner!

We Have a Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the collection of Holly Clegg cookbooks yesterday. You guys had some ROCKIN’ favorite meals. I was hungry all day just reading about them all. By far, the most popular was meatloaf. Your momma’s would be proud! The winner of yesterday’s contest was chosen by random numerical selection. TONI w/ Chinese potstickers is the winner! Congratulations, Toni!  Please contact me at katie.marriageconfessions@gmail.com to claim your prize.

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Giveaway Tuesday!

Giveaway Tuesday!

A few months ago, a lovely reader of this humble blog sent me a present. A cookbook. Little did she know, cookbooks are one of my favorite things in the whole wide world. Even on days when I don’t feel like cooking. Even when the recipes are too complex for me. Even when I don’t have the weird ingredients a recipe calls for – like saffron (does anyone in the real world actually use saffron?). I just love cookbooks. And what did my dear friend, Lee, send me? A COOKBOOK!…

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