Maternity Leave – Day 3 – 38-weeks and 6-days: OBGYN updates
maternity leave / pregnant

Maternity Leave – Day 3 – 38-weeks and 6-days: OBGYN updates


It was my turn to sleep in today.  The hubby woke up early to start the morning routine. Very different than my approach, but I’m going to sleep in, so let him do him.  He made them breakfast and lunch.  I woke up to help usher them into getting dressed, brush their teeth and get … Continue reading

Maternity Leave – Day 2 – 38-weeks and 4 -days: Barfing
Lunches Made / maternity leave / pregnant

Maternity Leave – Day 2 – 38-weeks and 4 -days: Barfing


Another day  of getting up early to make kids a hot breakfast and lunch. M’s Breakfast – toasted bagel with butter M’s Lunch and Snacks – Yogurt, grilled cheese sandwich, rice crispy treat, apple slices, water bottle, 2 juice boxes of peach iced tea and a kool aid L’s Breakfast – congee L’s Lunch and … Continue reading

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Slouchy Beanie Pattern


My Favorite Slouchy Hat a crochet pattern by Danielle Day-Hines Oliver, my youngest son, at 1. Materials I use Caron Simply Soft for my hats because it’s so soft and it gets a little fuzzy after washing and wearing but that’s okay for these and it washes and dries well. My hook size depends on…

Maternity Leave – Day 1 – 38-weeks and 3-days: More Mucus Plug
Lunches Made / maternity leave / Mom Badge / pregnant

Maternity Leave – Day 1 – 38-weeks and 3-days: More Mucus Plug


It’s my first day officially on Maternity Leave.  It is such a stress relief to not have to face any of those deadlines and deliverables!  I slept in till 7am and made the kids hot breakfast and lunch.  I can totally see myself pinning tons of ridiculous lunch ideas on Pinterest and being “that mom”. … Continue reading