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

Fun week

Hello all, Haven’t been posting much lately because I have been so busy. We had a fun weekend, we went to the park, saw a few houses, grocery shopping, ate AMAZING ribs, etc. It was fun. Nothing amazing but it was a nice family weekend. A colleague of my husband’s just had a baby, and … Continue reading

Frugal Mommy

Hubby and I are getting more serious about saving for a home. We set a goal for next summer, and we are hoping that we can significantly increase the amount of money that we are saving each month. As such, we are going to make some drastic changes in how we are currently living (aka … Continue reading

7 Quick Takes Vol. 8

— 1 — Yay it’s Friday! We’re having a rough day. Baby had her 9 month checkup yesterday and lost weight again, so we’re back to our schedule of increased formula calories, high calorie foods, etc. I’m hoping that we can get her to gain some weight again. The doctor’s not concerned, but she wants … Continue reading

I miss my dad.

My father passed away five years ago this past February, and I have been missing him a lot lately. I think it’s mostly because I am a memories person, and I loved reliving memories when driving past different places in Pgh. That’s the bookstore that dad used to take me to after every dentist appointment, … Continue reading

7 Quick Takes Vol. 7

— 1 — My mom is leaving today and we had such a nice visit. It makes me so jealous of those who get to live near their families! — 2 — While mom was here I was able to get some major work done on the house! A lot of the “extra” cleaning and … Continue reading