Operation BWYP: New Fridge

Operation BWYP: New Fridge

When we first moved into our rental house, there were some…undesirable characteristics. It’s small and our things didn’t fit, for one thing.  But the bigger problem was the refrigerator.  It was tiny and didn’t hold too much, but it also was in the process of dying so it didn’t stay very cold.  It was so bad that we couldn’t keep a whole gallon of milk because our fridge couldn’t keep a container that big cold enough, so he we had to use half gallons.  Same thing with yogurt.  Couldn’t keep…

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Cool Things in Bean’s Life

Cool Things in Bean’s Life

In the past week, I have had two unexpected gifts fall into my lap for Bean Man and they both were just the coolest, so I had to share them with you! First, my Mom (a.k.a. Nana, a.k.a. The Craftiest Person I Know) made another homemade goody for Beaner.  Remember when she made that neat grocery cart cover?  Well, this next gift is just as cool…literally. Since moving to Florida, we are all adjusting to the heat and humidity.  Especially poor little Beaner, who I think has an internal thermostat…

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We’re Not Turning the Page; We’re Starting a Whole New Book

We’re Not Turning the Page; We’re Starting a Whole New Book

Last week I blogged about how my marriage has hit a rough patch.  There weren’t many details because we seemed to be so far beyond details.  But even without knowing the specifics, you all came running to my side.  Two years ago when I decided to open my marriage up for the Internet and all its inhabitants to see and judge, it was for the purpose of not just telling my own story, but of showing that sometimes we all go through hard times in our relationships.  I don’t know…

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Sand Where No Sand Should Ever Be

Sand Where No Sand Should Ever Be

On Saturday, Chris, Bean, and I decided to pack up the car, throw Bean in a bathing suit, and get the heck outta dodge!  And where do newly relocated Floridians go when they need to get away?  The beach, of course! Cocoa Beach, to be exact. I grew up on the beach, but since moving to Connecticut my beach bummin’ days have been few and far between.  Now that we are back in Florida though, I hope to make up for that.  I love the beach.  It’s such a relaxing,…

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Rebel Without a Cause

Rebel Without a Cause

When Bean turned one, all hell broke loose in his little world.  First, we switched completely over from his bottles to sippy cups.  I even packed up the bottles.  An act which caused me to shed many a tear.  And that same day we limited the use of his binky to his crib and (occasionally) the car when it was near his nap time.  We also transitioned from Bean’s big rubber duck bath tub to the big boy bath tub. Lots of changes for the Big Dude. But he took…

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Out and About With MC

Out and About With MC

This week MC has been out and about and since Fridays aren’t really work days, I’m assuming most of you are looking for ways to waste time until 5:00 rolls around.  If so, allow me to suggest for your entertainment: Newsweek A few weeks ago I posted a rebuttal to an article that ran in Newsweek arguing against the institution of marriage.  Well, yesterday Newsweek wrote another article highlighting 10 different people who provided 10 different responses to that article and they chose Marriage Confessions as one of their responses!…

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The Truth Is

The Truth Is

The truth is that since our move to Florida, things have been off for me and Chris. The truth is that I don’t know how to make this into a funny story or find a life lesson in this right now. The truth is that some nights after the baby goes to bed, we don’t talk at all. The truth is that we have more days with tension than we do without. The truth is that we are both quick to anger lately and that we don’t let any mistake…

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These Cheeks Are Gonna Kill Me

These Cheeks Are Gonna Kill Me

Bean grows like an inchworm.  He gets pudgy and fat and then he stretches out.  Then he gets pudgy and fat and then he stretches out.  It’s pretty much awesome.  My favorites are the pudgy and fat stages, which is what he’s in right now. Now I ask you, how am I supposed to get anything done with these mushy cheeks laying around? Everybody knows that mushy cheeks have to be pinched and poked and kissed and nibbled on or else they’ll grow to gargantuan proportions and Bean’s head would…

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How Motherhood is Forcing Me Out of My Comfort Zone

How Motherhood is Forcing Me Out of My Comfort Zone

Being a mom has thrust me into lots of situations where I wasn’t comfortable.  There was the whole modesty issue that I had to work through.  There was getting used to cleaning up other people’s bodily fluids as they project out of their body.  There was coming to terms with staying at home with Bean.  All of these things – and countless other examples – were situations where motherhood forced me to do things that I normally wouldn’t have been comfortable doing.  But, I’ve learned that in parenting is no…

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