Baby #2: Boy or Girl?

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Ever since I was convinced Raven would be a boy and then found out she was not, in fact, going to be a boy, I've basically stopped trusting any instincts I have one way or another when it comes to predicting the gender of my pregnancies. But, just because people would ask if I had a feeling … Continue reading

My 101 in 1001 List

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For years, I've seen 101 in 1001 lists floating around the blogging world. A cross between a bucket list and new year's resolutions, a 101 in 1001 list is basically a list of 101 concrete things you hope to accomplish in 1,001 days (which is approximately 2.75 years). As I thought about … Continue reading

Top 10 Fiction Reads of 2017

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As I mentioned in my post on my top 10 nonfiction reads for the year, I did an almost even 50/50 split of nonfiction and fiction this year, and narrowing it down to just ten of each was TOUGH. I tend to be much more critical of my fiction than my nonfiction, so it's super rare that I give out … Continue reading

Top 10 Nonfiction Reads of 2017

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As I mentioned in my last post, I've read a LOT this year, so narrowing it down to 10 nonfiction (and later on, 10 fiction) titles is not as easy a feat as you might think. I read about an even split of nonfiction and fiction at any given time, and this year, of the 64 titles I've finished … Continue reading

Learning to Embrace Plan B

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Every fall for the past three years, we've made a yearly tradition of going to a local apple orchard as a family. It was part of The Plan that this tradition would be long-standing and annual, with nothing or no one standing in the way of us getting our yearly cider fix and hundreds (!) of … Continue reading