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Married Life

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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Fast Forward to the Future! (The Future is Now)

Whoa, it’s been a really long time.  You know how hindsight is always 20/20?  That last post from 2014 is REALLY hilarious 4 years later.  How the heck has it been 4 years?  Easy. #1–I was raising a toddler/preschooler.  Time flies. #2–I was working on qualifying for my Ph.D., which is a lot of work, … Continue reading »

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My Dearest T, Why You’re an “Only” (For Now)

This post comes from a lot of raw emotion, reflection, and guilt.  I’m just going to say that up front, and move on.  Take this post for what you will. I should be working, but as all things inevitably do, my thoughts turn to my family as I’m eating lunch.  They also turn to my … 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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Just Gotta Post

I haven’t posted in a really long time. Sometimes just starting off a post is the hardest part. But I’ve already done that, haven’t I? Phew, glad that part is over. This summer has been pretty crazy-busy thus far. We’ve had several visitors, gone to a family reunion, visited relatives and friends in Illinois, and … 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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Ah, Roma!

After many years of dreaming, I finally got to book my ultimate trip: a week to Rome.  Since high school, the idea of going to Rome has always called to me.  I loved the idea of tiny streets, sidewalk cafés, and thousands of years of history.  Last October, we finally booked my dream trip–great hotel, … Continue reading »

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Ooooh, I’ve been bad…

It’s been a REALLY long time since I’ve updated this.  Bad blogger!  Well, in all fairness, I’ve been blogging…just not here.  I’ve been updating the baby blog and a class blog, so this one has just fallen by the wayside.  My apologies! So, what’s been going on the past six weeks or so?  A lot … 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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The Life/Work Balance

In a much different way from last semester, this semester is rough.  I don’t know if it’s just one specific class that has me bogged down with just an insane amount of constant work, or if it’s the combination of these four classes that make me wish there was either more time in the day, … Continue reading »

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