Monkey Joe.s

Monkey Joe.s

This past weekend we took Bean and Gracie to a birthday party for one of Bean’s classmates. Who knew that a toddler birthday party would be a lesson in the value of marriage?  I had a class for my teaching certification all day on Saturday and was supposed to get out at the exact same time that the party was starting. I called Chris as I left the class and asked him to get the kids up from their naps and dressed so that we could quickly get out the…

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B-E-A-N can R-E-A-D

B-E-A-N can R-E-A-D

***New here? Be sure to get your daily dose of Marriage Confessions on Facebook and Twitter!*** So, the title of this post is a little misleading. It should really say, “B-E-A-N can M-E-M-O-R-I-Z-E,” but that doesn’t fit into my header bar. Plus, I figure that first sight words are really all about memorization, but people consider that reading. So, I’m going to count this as Bean reading. Kind of. Sort of. Regardless of if it’s reading or not, it’s pretty darn cute and I was pretty darn impressed. It’s these…

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Universally Fun

Universally Fun

On Sunday, we went to early church, came home, changed, had lunch, and then headed to Universal Studios for a family fun day. I was talking to my friend, Whitney, the other day and told her that the greatest part of living in Orlando is that you probably know someone who works at either Disney or Universal. We are lucky enough to know co-workers of Chris who work at Disney and Chris’s sister, Annie, works at Universal. Last week, I called Annie to see if she had any comp passes…

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Comfort Food

Comfort Food

A few weeks ago, the kind people at Olive Garden sent me a $150 gift card so we could take friends and family to enjoy a nice meal out. Which was funny, because we had gotten two Olive Garden gift cards already for Christmas. Basically, we will be eating at Olive Garden for the remainder of 2012. Not that I mind. I’m a big fan of Olive Garden! In college, my BFF, Emily, and I used to eat their soup, salad, and breadsticks for lunch at least once a week….

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The View From Here

The View From Here

This is Gracie. Gracie is ten months old. She likes apples, sweet potatoes, and yogurt. She enjoys chewing on my bangle bracelets and playing with her brother. You know what she doesn’t like? Moving. Any kind of forward motion. Specifically, any kind of forward motion that she must do on her own. Gracie refuses to crawl. She won’t do it. She won’t even scoot. If you put her in one place and leave the room for 10 hours, you’d probably come back to find her incredibly angry, but still in…

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Valentine.s Day Survival Guide

Valentine.s Day Survival Guide

Hi there, it is me again, its been a while eh? Sorry about that. Today we are going to talk about something real. Something serious. Something looming. We are talking Valentines Day. The big V. V-Day, one of the most critical days of the year. One of the few days of the year that lets you sleep in the bed, or on the couch. (FYI Ladies- This would be the part when you would call your man to come and read…) There are two types of Valentiners. Ones that absolutely…

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LIVE MC Video Chat, Q&A

LIVE MC Video Chat, Q&A

Did you miss the LIVE MC Video Chat last night? No worries! We recorded the chat session for anyone who couldn’t be there. You know, cause you might have been busy watching, like, the President on TV last night. (Poor planning, on my part. That’s what I get for not watching the news…) Click here to watch the chat session and be sure to join us next time!

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This Is Me. Being Friendly. And Ruining Your Life.

This Is Me. Being Friendly. And Ruining Your Life.

It is so flippin’ hard to make friends as adults. It is especially hard to make friends as adults when you have wee ones. I meet a lot of moms through my kids, and those are really great friendships because it gives you someone to commiserate with through motherhood. That’s an absolute necessity for survival. But aside from our kids, I usually don’t have much in common with these women, so our friendship never really develops past “How are your kids doing?” “Great! How are yours?” “Great! Okay, bye!” And…

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The Importance of Being a Mom

The Importance of Being a Mom

For the past two and a half years, my main focus in life has been to keep my kids alive. (And stay married in the process.) I had to learn how to feed them, bathe them, and clothe them. I had to learn how to treat an untreatable cough, soothe an upset tummy, and tell a temperature just by kissing someone’s forehead. I had to learn what to pack in a diaper bag, where to sit in a restaurant for the quickest escape, and how to change imploding diapers. I…

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LIVE Video Chat!

LIVE Video Chat!

Well, I have run out of things to blog, which can only mean one thing. It’s time for a LIVE video chat! Join me and Chris tomorrow night at 9:00PM EST for a live video chat. They are super easy to participate in and super fun for me and Chris because we get to hear directly from you! You can either show up tomorrow and grab a “seat” in the live chat room (come about 5 minutes early to make sure you get in) or you can head over to…

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