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I really need to work on the balancing poses though

I really need to work on the balancing poses though

A friend of mine from high school has a yoga and pilates studio, and they now offer free childcare (w00t!) so when there was a free 1-month trial, I signed up immediately. I’ve lost all of my pregnancy weight (w00t! again) but I am still severely out of shape. Which doesn’t mean that I was… KEEP READING »


cool urban chic, that’s me baby

cool urban chic, that’s me baby

First, thank you to everyone who ducked out from behind their keyboards to delurk! I loved reading comments from people I’d never heard from before, and also from those of you with whom I have regular email conversations. Now, I still know that there were a lot of you who didn’t comment (I got WAY… KEEP READING »


bling

bling

You may remember a few months ago when I lost my wedding band. Well, I went to visit my sister’s jeweler who she raved about, and they gave me a great deal on custom-fitting a band around my engagement ring. I picked up the finished product today. It’s so weird getting used to seeing All… KEEP READING »


show yourselves!

show yourselves!

I just checked my site stats, which I haven’t done in months. And, much to my surprise, I am getting a lot more visits than I used to. Which kind of puts the pressure on to write interesting stuff! But it also makes me wonder who is visiting, because I only get like a 1%… KEEP READING »


focus on the good

focus on the good

I hope you all don’t think that we’re having an entirely miserable time with this whole Parenting Thing- especially those of you who haven’t experienced the ‘good stuff’ yet! Like these. (Please excuse my stupid singing. When you have a kid, you’ll TOTALLY UNDERSTAND.) Gracie is not a fan of Maggie very much.


being a parent is like having no freaking clue. EVER.

being a parent is like having no freaking clue. EVER.

Whew! My Amazon wishlist is now chock-full of 33 books to read! Thank you all for your recommendations… and keep ‘em coming if you haven’t already. The only problem I have now is: which should I read first?!? So last week was a rough week. Maggie was sick… seems like it’s been this way all… KEEP READING »


book recommendations

book recommendations

I’m almost finished with Book #7 in the Harry Potter series (DO NOT TELL ME HOW IT ALL ENDS. I HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR WITHOUT EVEN A HINT!) and after that, I will have zero books left on the shelf to read. Which I’m kind of excited about, because it means I can start… KEEP READING »


2007

2007

Since we’re almost 1 month into 2008, I figured I should finally finish my ‘look back at the blog in 2007′ post (just like Janet does! We love Janet.) I only started this one IN DECEMBER. I’m slow. Sorry. When I look back at 2007, it’s pretty much All Baby, All The Time. I was… KEEP READING »


how anticlimactic

how anticlimactic

Dude. I just transferred a sleeping Maggie from her carseat, in her big puffy winter coat, into her crib, and SHE DIDN’T EVEN WAKE UP. I am Super Mom. I hope she sleeps for like 5 hours. Thankfully, Maggie does not have any sort of complicated infection from this Virus From Hell that’s been floating… KEEP READING »


quick

quick

Baby is sick- either AGAIN or STILL, I can’t figure out which because she never got totally better from the last 2 weeks. Snotty, coughing, rattling in her chest. Poor thing. So cancel morning meeting with client, cancel daycare day, schedule first ever doctor’s appointment for something other than checkups. Did I mention we hate… KEEP READING »


The Mom Test

The Mom Test

My mom sent this to me tonight- made me giggle. I was out walking with my 4 year old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that. “Why?” my daughter asked. “Because… KEEP READING »


maybe I should have done some of these things earlier in the week

maybe I should have done some of these things earlier in the week

Today is one of those days where I have about eleventy billion things to do, and I’m not sure how I’m going to fit them all in. The added variable is Maggie’s nap schedule, which, for the past week up until yesterday, was non-existent. Schedule? HA! She laughs at my attempts! Drs appointment at 1pm… KEEP READING »


shameless, I know

shameless, I know

Just want to brag about my own handiwork for a moment: the lovely Janet has a new blog template, some of you may recognize it! When I mentioned I was working on a new one over here, she said she loved the current one. So we tweaked it a bit (LOVE the cherry idea, Janet… KEEP READING »


bringing sexy back

bringing sexy back

Today was my second Yoga class (actually, today it was ‘Yogilates’, which doesn’t that sound dirty? heee!) It wasn’t dirty though. Just very, very hard, especially since I was still sore from Monday. But I’m totally digging it. A high school friend has a yoga/pilates studio that she has now combined with a local gym,… KEEP READING »


a letter

a letter

Dear Yoga Class, You made my legs and arms feel like jelly. I’m assuming that means you did your job? Sorely, Jen


my first born

my first born

Found this at Julie’s blog :) Here you go mommies- a survey all about your first born! (The full, detailed story is here) WAS YOUR FIRST PREGNANCY PLANNED? Yes- do I ever do anything unplanned? heh WERE YOU MARRIED AT THE TIME? Yes, for 4 years WHAT WERE YOUR REACTIONS? I was shocked, even though… KEEP READING »


it’s never done, it’s only due

it’s never done, it’s only due

I had an English teacher in high school who used to say that- meaning, you can ALWAYS keep revising and fixing and editing and changing things, until forever and ever, Amen. But eventually, you have stop and just CALL. IT. A. DAY. So. New blog template. I’m still at odds with the little scroll-y window… KEEP READING »


when did I get so random?

when did I get so random?

For the last 4 days, I’ve been fighting semi-successfully not to get The Sick from Maggie. It’s working, kinda. I’ve been drinking Airborne several times a day, trying to rest. (Thankfully, Maggie has been cooperating with that goal like a good little girl. Maybe we’ll get her that pony after all.) I woke up at… KEEP READING »


recipe: Singapore Rice Noodle

recipe: Singapore Rice Noodle

When I started working at Pitt, oh so many (six? eek!) years ago, I discovered my favorite restaurant. A small, dive-y-looking Thai place called The Spice Island Tea House. I ate there every Wednesday, without fail. I even had Dan bring me dinner from there after I gave birth- a much-needed and much-deserved meal, I… KEEP READING »


part of the human race again

part of the human race again

I’m finally starting to come out of the fog and haze that was Saturday through Monday. I’m pretty sure Maggie had some sort of ear infection- fever, screamed bloody murder when we put her down anywhere (hence, NO SLEEPING FOR ANYONE.) and she had some very minor cold symptoms. But by Monday morning when I… KEEP READING »


too tired to think of a title

too tired to think of a title

Quick rundown of the last couple of days. Friday: Dan calls and asks if I want to go to the Steeler playoff game on Saturday. UM, YEAH! So we’re going. My mom will babysit because she is awesome. Saturday: We all wake up, do our morning routine, I leave to go to the tile store… KEEP READING »


happy new year and all that crap

happy new year and all that crap

Hello, 2008. So far, you’ve been just… meh. Today we just hung out around the house in our pajamas and did not much of anything. Maggie took one nap beautifully, fought the other one until she was hiccuping and sobbing and we felt like The Worst Parents Ever, and then she fought bedtime pretty good… KEEP READING »