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Sadly, this is our generation.

Before the Olympics coverage tonight NBC had a segment with Tom Brokaw about the British experience during WWII. It was such a great profile about the trials and difficulties faced by the British during the war. And it was so striking that each commercial break began with a commercial for “The Voice” or “America’s Got … Continue reading

7 Quick Takes Vol. 12

— 1 — I’m back from a little “break” during which time I really didn’t have anything to write about! — 2 — My husband has some work to do in Pittsburgh (he is collaborating with some colleagues) and baby and I are tagging along. We are excited! Hubby and I are looking forward to … Continue reading

7 Quick Takes Vol. 11

— 1 — I have no interest in Pinterest. There, I said it. I know that if I would get started I would become obsessed, so I’m avoiding it at all costs. — 2 — Can’t believe July is almost over! Tomorrow my daughter will be 10 months old and her first birthday will be … Continue reading

Yes you can have a “clean” house and have a baby!

Talk about a controversial topic. I’m addressing this because it’s something that I’ve really been struggling with since having baby (who will be 10 months in 5 days!!!!). In more ways than one I’m a different person post pregnancy, childbirth, mommyhood, etc. Obvi. And one of those ways is that my “nesting” instinct has never … Continue reading

Seven Quick Takes Vol. 10

— 1 — New season of Project Runway started last night. Enough said. Love it. — 2 — Baby’s new favorite thing to do it just scream. I think it’s related to the teething but it’s really not cute. She screams everywhere: at home, in the car, in a store, etc. It’s not very pleasant … Continue reading

Green Smoothie!

Lately I have been having fun making all kinds of smoothies. Usually I just throw some combination of fruits/veggies together, but today I came up with a green smoothie that I find completely delicious. Most green smoothies are a little too “green” for me, but this one is fab: 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup kefir … Continue reading

Cute Blankets, Terrible Camera

As promised, above is a picture of the blankets I made recently. Excuse the horrible photo, I was having trouble with the lighting. The blanket on the left was made for my husband’s coworker’s new baby, and the one one the left was the one I made for my daughter. All fabric was purchased from … Continue reading

Book Review: Radical Homemakers

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with the author of ┬áthis book. I came across it while doing some research online and purchased it myself. All opinions are my own, obvi. Hello all, Finally I finished “Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture” by Shannon Hayes. It was a very interesting read, because … Continue reading

7 Quick Takes Vol. 9

— 1 — I got bangs. Can’t believe it. I’m loving them. Mostly I got them because after having baby, I lost a ton of hair from months 3-6pp. Now it’s growing back, and around my hairline I have an unfortunate “fringe” that’s about a half inch long. Not cute. I was worried that other … Continue reading

Am I a selfish wife?

So here’s a loaded question: how do you strike the right balance in marriage between expressing your needs and wants in life and taking into account what your spouse needs/wants? Are you always honest about those things, or do you not express your real feelings to “keep the peace.” I’m not talking about the little … Continue reading