My Grandfather told me a lot of things. He told me I was beautiful and smart. I know there were times I didn’t believe him. But sometimes I did. He told me I could do just about anything if I set my mind to it. So far, that has proved to be completely true. My…Continue Reading “Things My Grandfather Told Me”
A post inspired by the word diaper? I’ve so got this. There are some family stories that become legendary the moment they happen. They are the stories that are so completely unbelievable, that they simply have to be true. You know the kind – the ones that make people say “wow, you can’t make up stuff…Continue Reading “Epic Diaper Fail: A Babyzilla Story”
I felt like I was kind of laming out by picking a ten things to smile about list for my Mama Kat post. But you know what? It’s a really good idea to stop and think about the things in life that we have to smile about, especially when passing through a period where it…Continue Reading “Ten Things to Smile About”
So, my little blog passed its one year mark yesterday. It happened without much (OK any) fuss. I just kind of looked at it last night and said, “Oh, hey, how about that?” I’m sure there are lots of reflective points I could make here about the last year, but I think I’m still doing…Continue Reading “Happy Birthday Blog!”
There are plenty of stories about me and the Fab Hub here on the blog. Today, though, we’ve come up with a small sampling of facts that haven’t made it to the blog yet for one reason or another but are mildly interesting or entertaining – at least to us. 1. We never dated. It’s…Continue Reading “About Us – A Random Sample of Facts”
Earlier this month, I wrote a post inspired by a Mama Kat’s prompt about “My Crush” – the Fab Hub. This week, when one of Kat’s prompts was to write fifteen reasons why I am awesome, I suggested to the Fab Hub that he should write that post for me.
Please welcome the Fab Hub to the blog today!
Before I begin, there are two disclaimers that I must make:Continue Reading "Why My Wife is Awesome – A Guest Post by Fab Hub"
We need to talk about spaghetti.
Because first, everybody loves spaghetti. Am I right?
And then, because look at this…Continue Reading "Pinterest Pasta"
Every now and then the Fab Hub suggests that I write a post about how awesome he is. I honestly don’t know if he’s totally serious or kidding because he thinks I won’t actually do it.
Sometimes, though, an opportunity presents itself and you just gotta take it.
The Fab Hub is indeed awesome for many reasons. I probably don’t tell him that often enough. And I’m sure I don’t tell him often enough that nearly twelve years later, I still have a terrible crush on him.
Why? Happy to tell you…Continue Reading "My Crush"
I love quotes. I love words in general, but quotes are the best.
When I was a kid, I read every single “Quotable Quotes” section in the Readers Digest every single month. Loved them.
I still love quotes. They are like snack-sized bites of wisdom. Need a quick fix? Have one. Need more? Keep going until you’ve had your fill.
I will often grab a quote that crosses my path at just the right moment and stick it on a Post-It somewhere obvious – or on Pinterest, of course. When I write a letter or a card, I often look for just the right quote to include for the recipient for that particular occasion.
Given the opportunity to consider some of my favorites, I submit the following:Continue Reading "Snack-Sized Wisdom"
My Mom always says, “Half of being smart is knowing what you’re dumb at.”
And the older I get, the smarter Mom gets, of course. Maybe it’s just that as we mature, we realize that our parents actually do know what they’re talking about. They do have all that experience they lay claim to and they actually have learned from it. Perhaps it is that as we mature, we realize that we don’t actually know as much as our younger selves believed. Maybe it’s a combination. If what Mom said is true, maybe as we grow, we are smart enough to realize that we simply don’t know it all. Nor should we.Continue Reading "Potentially Useful Skills: A Follow-Up"