Monthly Archives: February 2010

Big, Big Love

By Megan I spent Valentine’s Day in bed (sick), sipping a little of the bubbly (gingerale), and it was HOT (101.2 to be exact). Okay so not exactly the kind of day a woman like me imagines immediately when you mention February 14th, but also, in retrospect, a day full of sweetness. It’s true that…

Shortcomings

Guest post by Jenna Ever wonder why words mean the things they do? Why do seemingly inconspicuous words, put together mean something completely different? [A random, though not completely tangent thought, is SpongeBob Square Pants. Apart, they are four random nouns. Put together they make a cartoon character.]¬† Ever thought about the word “shortcomings”? Let’s…

My Valentine

By Beck I am planning on making chocolate cake this weekend – a mocha cake with¬†multiple layers of buttercream frosting. I saw the recipe in a magazine for people with gluten-free diets, and The Baby pointed at the picture – glossy and perfect – and said “Make me this.” Well, it IS Valentine’s Day this…

Pregnancy Journal: For the Love of Pregnancy

From 5 Minutes for Parenting By Kelly I was talking on the phone to my sister last weekend, lamenting my falling-apart-disease and my advanced maternal age and my weariness with being pregnant in winter. And while she felt for me, she also let loose a deep sigh, and she said, “I would give anything to…

I’ve Been Served

By Michael It seemed like a twofer. The girls wanted their ears pierced. I wanted somebody to play chess with me. In the convoluted maelstrom that is my imagination, I saw a great opportunity. Learn to play chess, I said. If you can beat me, you can get your ears pierced. Pure genius. The girls…

This Tiny Acre

By Megan I’ve been struggling lately with a feeling I’ve been unable define, but this week, after a few heart-to-hearts with my very best friend, I’ve come to the conclusion that this ache in my soul boils down to one of insignificance. All around me it seems, the world and the people in it work…

Happy Childhood

By Melodee I’ve always said I had a happy childhood. I’m not sure why I think that. My parents moved twenty-five times by the time I was five years old. And not just down the street. We moved from Wisconsin to Kansas to Montana and points in between until finally, we landed down in Washington…

Why

Guest post by Jenna “Why are you here?” It was the first question I was asked when I jogged up the stairs to Bible study this Sunday. It wasn’t supposed to make me feel like I didn’t belong there or even question that I was in the wrong room. It was for me to know…

Sickly

By Beck This week saw some Medical Excitement for me – I phoned the local clinic, because I’d had severe chest pains for several days and my ARM had gone numb and that was it, I was having a heart attack, and the local clinic was like GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM RIGHT NOW so…

Pregnancy Journal: I Am Falling Apart

From 5 Minutes for Parenting By Kelly I am falling apart. I determined this last week when I heaved my aching, groaning self onto the couch, after a long day of single parenthood to 3.5 kids. (My husband travels a lot for business in the winter months, to unfortunate locales like Florida and Virginia and…