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A Pride Like None Other

As I sit to write this, I feel like this post may come off as very boastful…and I don’t mean it to be. However, getting a Ph.D. is no small task.  Given that I didn’t write about it for at least 5 years, and that I seriously struggled with this degree, I’m going to take … Continue reading »

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Happy 1st birthday, my dearest daughter!

Although it’s not *quite* your birthday yet, tonight’s one of those nights where I have a million things on my mind, and can’t sleep.  One of those things was writing this letter, so I figured I may as well do that while I was awake. I know it’s totally cliche, but I can’t believe you’re … Continue reading »

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Natural Family Planning (NFP)

A blog of this sort would typically belong on my other site, but since I feel like most people are aware of NFP, it’s a public enough topic to be discussed here. NFP typically is synonymous with “surprise” babies.  Not shockingly, NFP gets a bad rep among most.  Yet, if you’re married in the Catholic … Continue reading »

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The Day Our Life Changed

Written on December 30, 2011 I’m going to be holding this one close to the chest for a while…once we decide to announce this to the world, I’ll make this post public.  For now, it’s just between DH and I. Our lives changed forever today at 3:45 p.m. when I took a pregnancy test. I’d … Continue reading »

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Christmas Cheer

I can’t believe it’s been nearly a month since I’ve posted last.  I guess life got really busy, eh? My life for the past month has been taken over by school, and statistics.  Somewhere in there, I’ve turned 27.  Yikes.  I mentally keep referring to myself as 26.  I keep forgetting that I had a … Continue reading »

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Just When You Need it the Most

I love it how there are times in life when I’m really struggling, and God will step in to remind me that in the end, everything will be alright. I’ve had a lot of little moments like that in the past week.  Between everything going crazy with the insurance, school midterms, and academic obligations seeming … Continue reading »

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Wishing for Something Else

There have been a lot of days lately where I have questioned what in the world I am doing. I was warned by several people that these times would happen.  The crushing weight of self-doubt that would make you wonder why you didn’t just stick with whatever you were doing before.  Occasionally wishing that you … Continue reading »

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It Always Comes Down to the Pro/Con List

I am simultaneously proud, and ashamed, to say that I have accomplished very little on my Spring Break.  Most of my “accomplishments” have been domestic in nature; however, I have finally reached a decision regarding my future. Seigel Hall As of right now, this is where I will be spending the majority of my next … Continue reading »

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Ya Gotta Have Faith

I’ve been toying with this blog for a couple of days.  Not only have I had an interesting (few) week(s), but Lent has started, which always stimulates my thought processes. I was going over my previous posts, and I came to realize that although my faith is a pretty big part of my life, it … Continue reading »

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A Bad Day Funk

Do you ever have a bad day, and it just seems to put you into a funk for the next couple of days?  I’m trying to battle my way out of one at the moment. I’m not exactly sure what set it off; I think it’s been a combination of things. First, I found out … Continue reading »

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