Half-Assed and Sassy: I’m Back!

Half-Assed and Sassy:  I’m Back!

(tap, tap, tap) IS THIS THING ON????? (tap, tap, tap) Well, kids.  I just couldn’t stay away.  Turns out, when you’re a writer – even a kitchen table one – you miss writing.  Who knew?! I stepped away for almost a whole year from this bloggity-blog and freelance writing, and what a wonderful decision that has been.  I have stretched myself into whole areas of my family’s life that I wouldn’t have been able to plug into if I had continued blogging.  I’ve become the Den Leader of Bean’s Cub…

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That’s All, Folks

That’s All, Folks

I have been blogging for eight years.  Marriage Confessions began as “Confessions of a Young, Married Couple,” way back when Chris and I were newlyweds.  Chris was in graduate school, and I needed a hobby to fill the time while he was studying.  For a long time, maybe the first two years, just my Grandma and a handful of readers read these silly stories about doing laundry and finding stolen moments during power outages. I remember I had a conversation with a good friend about the struggles in her marriage, and…

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The Longest Silence

The Longest Silence

Hi there.  It’s Katie.  Remember me? Oh, friends.  I don’t know what to tell you about this little blog.  About once a year, I go through this blogging slump when I just don’t feel like blogging.  But it’s never been this long of a slump before.  In fact, I was drafting versions of my final post in my head just last week. But then I came home Thursday night and Chris says to me, “I renewed your blog domain for another three years.  YOU’RE WELCOME.” I wanted to yell something…

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When My Story Beckons

When My Story Beckons

About once a year, I go through the blogging blues. Usually, it happens when my real life picks up pace for one reason or another, and blogging becomes a burden rather than a release. I’m in that phase right now. I think anyone who chronicles their daily lives for any length of time probably experiences these blues every now and then. I’ve been blogging now for almost EIGHT YEARS. That’s a lot of experiences. A lot of change. A lot of laughing. A lot of crying. And a whole heck…

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Busy Doing Nothing Important

Busy Doing Nothing Important

I was going to sit down and write an apology for my sudden disappearance from the blog world.  I was going to explain how busy I have been and how much I have been doing.  But then, I realized… I haven’t been busy at all.  And I’ve loved every minute of it! The past two weeks have been full of deliciously unimportant-important time spent with my kids and Chris.  Afternoons are low-key and slow-paced for once.  I’ve been leaving work on time instead of staying later, which means afternoons with…

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Similar, But Very Different

Similar, But Very Different

This past weekend, Bean was helping Chris build a corn hole set in our backyard.  They had power tools and wood and they were all set to “man out” for a while.  Halfway through their venture, Chris accidentally cut himself on something.  He was bleeding a little bit, and he asked Bean to run inside and get the box of Bandaids he kept under the sink in our bathroom. Bandaids are a hot commodity around our house.  We have several varieties for whatever mood you might be in.  Feeling like…

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The Responsibility of a Megaphone

The Responsibility of a Megaphone

It is probably no secret that I have hit a blogging slump in the past couple months.  I go through them just like any other blogger.  It is really hard to find content that is interesting enough to write about every day when you life is relatively normal and probably not that interesting to others anyway.  And periodically, I get tired of trying to find the nuances to write about and I take a little break.  Usually it’s a couple of days.  Maybe a week.  After some really difficult times…

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Well, I AM 30…

Well, I AM 30…

I turned 30 in December. I was actually really excited about it. I figured not much would change. Truthfully, we had been living beyond our years for quite a while, and I figured by turning 30 I was really just catching up with the 30-something lifestyle we had. And that has been true. Not much around me has changed since I turned 30. My life is largely the same as it was when I was 29. Lately, though, I’ve noticed small changes in myself. Little things that always make me…

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One of THOSE Blogs

One of THOSE Blogs

In this corner of the internet, I try to keep things real.  I try to tell the truth.  The whole truth.  And nothing but the truth.  Sometimes, that means I tell people about temper tantrums and 3 hour meals and time outs and meltdowns because those things are just part of being a parent.  I try my best not to omit those instances because if I only showed the high-resolution pictures with perfect lighting where everyone is looking at the camera…well, quite frankly, this would be a very short blog….

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Young House Jealous

Young House Jealous

If you’ve been around the internets for very long, particularly in the bloggity blog world, then you’ve probably heard of a wildly popular blog called, “Young House Love.”  It’s a blog started by a young married couple (see why I like it already???) who started chronicling their home DIY projects around their house.  I had heard of the blog before because it has exploded in this age of Pinterest and DIY-ing.  And I had also heard they published a super awesome book about their projects, too, which I am dying…

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