Two weeks down.

Two weeks down.

I have been working for two weeks now and I think its time to say it. Yes. I admit it. I loved not working. It was bad once a month when we needed to pay the bills. Other than that, I played golf twice a week and made breakfast every morning. I watched daytime TV and played with Bean all day. I could watch movies and eat popcorn all day if I wanted and anytime we need to go somewhere we could just go. Those two months were fantastic. I…

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It’s All Fun and Games Til Someone’s Eardrums Start Bleeding

It’s All Fun and Games Til Someone’s Eardrums Start Bleeding

This is my son, Bean. Bean likes a lot of things. He likes his teddy bear.  He likes Big Molly.  He likes green beans and cheese toast.  He likes his Daddy and he loves his Mommy.  He likes to crawl.  He likes electrical sockets.  He does not like his high chair.  He likes his bedroom.  He likes his toy cell phone.  He likes blueberries. He also likes shrieking. He likes shrieking so much that he does it all the time. When we’re home.  When we’re out.  When we’re in the…

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Book Smart

Book Smart

Let me start this post by telling you that what you are about to read is a real life dream come true.  I’m not one to use kitschy phrases like that – okay, yes I am.  But I really mean it this time.  Today I want to tell you all about what’s going on with my book. A few months ago, I was contacted by someone at a publishing house in New York.  I’m going to keep the person and the company confidential just in case I end up being…

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One Winner (and 372 loserssorry)

One Winner (and 372 loserssorry)

I’m a little late getting this posted today.  You can blame Chris, Bean, Big Molly, Little Lucy, this blog, my book, and the fact that when I woke up this morning I decided not to do anything responsible today.  So, better late than never. The winner of yesterday’s book giveaway is lucky number 213. See? And lucky number 213 is Miss Tabitha Rudd! (TIME OUT: I have always wanted my name to be Tabitha.  But I would go by Tabby.  And I’d have jet black hair and sit in coffee…

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True Confession: I don’t like being a SAHM

True Confession: I don’t like being a SAHM

I’m in my second week of stay home alone with Bean during the day since Chris has gone back to work.  People ask me how it’s going and I smile and tell them I’m loving this time I get to spend with Bean.  And that’s true.  I do love the time I get with Bean.  But the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me God is that I really want to go back to work. Every couple of years I get this thought in my head that,…

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First Birthday Sneak Peak

First Birthday Sneak Peak

I can’t believe Bean’s birthday is less than a week away. Actually, that’s not true.  There is birthday stuff all over my house right now, so I can totally believe it’s a week away. Bean’s first birthday, as you might imagine, will be like Woodstock in our house.  It will last for days and days and days and we’ll all be in such a sugar high that we may not even remember what all happened.  So, I figured before I hit that wall, I would go ahead and share some…

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Book Review and Giveaway

Book Review and Giveaway

I have always been a big reader.  I love to read.  I went through a drought in my reading habit during my pregnancy because there was so much going on that every time I picked up a book, I couldn’t concentrate and found myself reading the same things over and over again.  Since Bean’s arrival, I have less time to read and so I have become picky as to how I spend that time.  I will start reading a book now and then decided it really isn’t worth my time…

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The Weekend Bed

The Weekend Bed

When I was growing up, I never got to sleep in my parent’s bed.  If you woke up in the middle of the night and you went into their room, my Mom would just take you right back to your own bed.  The only time I was allowed in their bed was occasionally during the day to watch TV and sometimes in the evenings just before bed we would pile up in their with my Mom and Dad.  Because those were the exceptions and not the norm, my parent’s bed…

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Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New

As Bean’s first birthday approaches, I have been taking stock of his toy situation.  He’s doing pretty good in that area.  In fact, he rivals a Toys R Us.  But since I know he’s getting ready to get a whole lot more for his birthday from family, I decided it was time to clean out his toys.  I am a big believer in not collecting too much stuff in your life.  You use what you use and then you give away what you don’t so that other people can use…

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Death by Florence Nightengale

Death by Florence Nightengale

Last week Bean had a cold, which means that this week I have a cold.  Ahhh…the joys of parenting. Chris is really great when I’m not feeling well.  He makes sure that I get enough rest and that I am taking my medicine.  He pitches in more around the house and he watches Bean while I take naps. He would be the perfect nurse. If only he wasn’t trying to kill me. Chris and I handle sickness very differently.  When Chris is sick, he takes his medicine religiously.  Like a…

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