Category: Megan’s Blog

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Thanks for the Memories

My baby is one. And I’m not pregnant with another one like I was when my first baby turned one, nor am I considering another one soon like I was...
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Extreme(ish) Couponing With My Little Helpers

Yes, I’m one of those coupon ladies in the grocery store with the binders. Not one of those crazy ladies from the coupon show with enough toilet...
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Zachary Takes Off!

All three of the bigger kids walked at around 13 months old, so I expected the same for Zachary. I should probably have known better, considering he h...
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Wonderbaby

Remember a few months ago when I said that hopefully Zachary would sleep better once his teeth came in? That was six teeth ago. And yet I’m stil...
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New Routines

When I re-enter the workforce in a few years, I could certainly list the skill of “adaptability” on my resume for the time I’ve spen...
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End of Summer

The beginning of summer was busy with work; the middle of summer was messed up with the hubby’s injury; and now we’re in summer’s ho...
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Big Kid

The little man is nine months old now, but don’t tell him. He thinks he’s just as big as the big kids. Don’t try handing him a rattl...
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Growing Up

It’s been the good, the bad, and the ugly around here lately as the kids are hitting some milestones. First the good: I’m finally down to ...
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Next Time I’ll Keep My Mouth Shut

One of these days I’ll learn. I’ll learn not to say things out loud. Things like: “After we get back from convention, on July 11, li...
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Growth and Change

Our busy summer keeps rolling on as we kicked off July with Gracie’s sixth birthday. How is it possible that my baby girl is six already? She de...
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Fun Busy

Whoever coined the phrase “Lazy days of Summer” certainly didn’t live at our house. We had a busy spring, and we’re heading in...
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My Amazing 7-Month-Old

Zachary must have had some kind of internal clock that made him aware that his 7-month birthday was approaching. In the week surrounding it, he decide...
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Dear Sleep, I Miss You Very Much

Dear Sleep, I miss you very much. You and I used to be such great friends. I remember the days when we were young, back in high school and college whe...
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If I Could Wake Up With Killer Abs

As the weather got warmer, my post-baby body came out of hibernation, and although I’m pretty much back to my pre-baby weight (I didn’t ga...
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Done

I don’t know why it continues to surprise me when perfect strangers ask outrageously personal questions. There’s something about pregnancy...
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Perspective

This weekend we got a glimpse at how different our perspective can be at two different stages of our life. The grandparents took the three big kids fo...
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Six Months Old

Zachary is six months old! I can’t believe how fast the past six months have gone, but I also can’t really remember life without him. He&#...
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Mom’s Night Out

Last week I had the chance to sneak out for a few hours with a friend, and it was just enough to recharge my batteries and be ready to roll for anothe...
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Mother’s Day

When you have a bunch of small kids, the idea of a relaxing Mother’s Day is pretty much a joke, especially if you need to get to church. No matt...
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My Four-Month-Old

Part of me wonders where the past four months have gone, and another part doesn’t remember a life without Zach in it. My little guy is a four-mo...