Reader of the Month

Reader of the Month

Over the past two years that I have had this humble blog, I have gotten to know a lot of you through your comments, emails, Twitter, and Facebook.  It has been one of the charming, unexpected side effects of having a blog that I love more with each new person I “meet.”  To show my appreciation for those of you who stick around day after day, we are introducing a fun new monthly game called “Reader of the Month” here on Marriage Confessions.  On the first of the month I’ll…

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Eight Months Old? Start Payin’ Rent!

Eight Months Old?  Start Payin’ Rent!

Today Bean is eight months old.  Freakin’ crazy, right?  I can’t believe it.  Every time another month goes by, I have a mild panic attack.  Another month?  Another month?!?!  ANOTHER MONTH?!?!??! Knock it off, Bean. He is growing up so fast that it feels like he learns something new every single day.  But at the same time, Little Dude is TINY. He is still the smallest in his class.  And that includes a five month old baby girl.  He’s a petite casual kind of guy.  He still doesn’t weight 20…

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On the Other Side of the Camera

On the Other Side of the Camera

About 6 or 7 months ago – or maybe it was a year ago? – , my BFF, The Pioneer Woman, gave an online workshop on blogging.  It was really interesting and she went into detail on a lot of different things from content to growing your site, but the part that I took to heart the most was her session on photography.  She said that if you can make your pictures look clear – not even necessarily good, just clear – then it would take the look and feel…

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A Letter to My Sweetheart Regarding Valentine’s Day

A Letter to My Sweetheart Regarding Valentine’s Day

Dearest Sweet Pookey Bear Love Muffin Baby Waby Lovey Dovey Christopher, I don’t want to alarm you, Sweetheart, but Valentine’s Day is just a couple weeks away.  This year, I don’t want anything.  No diamond or box of chocolates or flowers could ever come close to the happiness that your love brings to my life.  My only wish, Puppy, is to spend an evening at home with you and our lovechild, Bean Man.  I want to spend a night basking in the abyss of Bean’s baby blue eyes, as we…

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Poesidon in the Bathtub

Poesidon in the Bathtub

When I was in college, I was an English literature major and one of my minors was Classics. So, I studied a lot about Greek mythology and the Roman Empire and types of columns.  But mostly, it was the Greek mythology that I liked. They were weird, strange stories about angry gods who smashed down things with lightning bolts and rode around on horses with wings. One of my favorite stories was of Poesidon.  Not so much because he was a good guy (dude, no means no, P-god…), but because…

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Winner. Winner. Winner.

Winner.  Winner.  Winner.

First of all, thanks so much for all the blog-lovin’ yesterday!  Goodness, you all said such nice things that I spent all day blushing!  And my cheeks hurt from smiling so much!  So, thanks! Now, the goods. We have a winner!!  With the help of Random.org… And who is lucky number 213? JODY M.!  And, for the record, I have a set of Williams Sonoma spatulas and they ROCK!!!  Congratulations, Jody!  Email me at katie.marriageconfessions@gmail.com to receive your prize. Thanks for playing everybody!

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Because Its Wednesday and My Brain is Fried.

Because Its Wednesday and My Brain is Fried.

Tonight, Chris and I took Bean Man to one of my favorite places.  Le Cracker Barrel.  As a misplaced Southerner living in New England, Cracker Barrel has provided just the kiss of sweet tea that I sometimes need in my blood stream to survive. They have also provided me with hashbrown casserole.  Thanks be to God. This was all part of Operation Keep Beanie Awake So He Sleeps Through the Night.  And it worked perfectly.  We had such a nice, leisurely dinner just the three of us.  Well, until Chris…

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We’re in This Together. Now Leave Me Alone.

We’re in This Together. Now Leave Me Alone.

So.  Last night I almost killed Chris.  Again.  I swear, that man is like a cat with nine lives given the number of times I threaten to end his life on a weekly basis. But last night I was serious.  Like totally. Bean Man has decided that its fun to wake up from exactly 2:00 AM until 4:00 AM and scream.  I keep trying to tell him to get a new game, but this one seems to be working for him so he doesn’t seem like he wants to give…

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Wait. Am I a Nerd?

Wait. Am I a Nerd?

The news that this humble blog has been nominated for a Bloggie Award for Best Weblog of the Year (have you voted?  Go vote! (did ya see what I did right there?  my marketing tactics are stealth-like)) has sparked some interesting discussions in my household.  Namely one interesting discussion. Am I a nerd? I’ve never really thought much about it.  I haven’t always been a nerd, but surely the act of being nominated for something with the word “Weblog” in the title is grounds for at least a giant step…

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