Lucy’s (New) Nursery

My little lovebug is sick today, simultaneously breaking my heart and at the same time filling it up with all kinds of snuggles. While the munchkin sleeps (and before I catch whatever it is she has) I'm catching up on email and also finally getting around to taking some photos of Lucy's (not-really-new) nursery and putting together [...]

Buying a Used Car and other Causes of Divorce

When you decide to have a second kid, you (hopefully) think through the obvious expenses involved. Maternity leave (10 weeks at about $4000), hospital bills (baby #1 was $8,000 out of pocket), daycare ($300/month for 2 days a week), diapers ($100 a month), wine ($5 a box) - catching puke with your bare hands (priceless). Sorry, I [...]

Downstairs Bathroom Reveal

The day has finally come. It took 5 long weeks, untold hours of bickering, and about 75 million trips to Lowes, but our downstairs bathroom is finally DONE! Dan did the entire thing himself (except a little bit of plumbing) - from tearing down the walls, to hanging drywall, laying tile, painting, repainting, grouting, nailing, [...]