Ok, I’m about to say that thing you’re never supposed to say. You ready?
Losing baby weight is tough.
Since I’m finally feeling better after being sick for the first two months of Pete’s life, I thought it’d be fun to have some family pictures taken for our Christmas card. When the photographer sent me the email with the pictures, I had to take a deep breath. Maybe...
I’m not a self-proclaimed “cultural recluse” like my colleague, Tim Shaughnessy. For better or worse, I watch television, listen to pop music and have a fairly good understanding of the cultural zeitgeist (my best friend and I originally bonded over musings on MTV’s The Hills). One thing I can’t comprehend: why is looking younger something to be coveted?
Two years ago, while I was studying for my masters, I met a girl in the same program named Kelsey. As two conservative Christians from big states who also happen to love music, we were fast friends and eventually ended up being roommates. I shared with her the awesome Catholic-ness that is Audrey Assad and she opened my eyes to the excellent Protestant-ness that is the Barlow Girls. One of the...
Growing up, I didn’t pay much attention to my parent’s anniversary. All I knew was that they got gifts from our extended family some time in March and they’d usually go out to dinner. When it came time to celebrate our first anniversary, I was a little surprised how many people wanted to celebrate our marriage. Of course, this year, I’m embracing that philosophy full on...
The first few months after having a baby are hard in any number of ways. One way a lot of people don’t even consider until it happens to them, is the simple prospect of getting dressed in the morning. Our first baby is 8 weeks old and I find myself struggling about what to wear every day. I’m too big for most of my pre-pregnancy clothes and too small for my maternity wear. Of course,...