Nobody Likes Fundraisers

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If you know me at all, then you know I am PUMPED about the Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center’s annual Walk for Life event taking place tomorrow morning. It’s going to be a ton of fun, complete with a 5K walk, free food, prizes, and of course raising money for the center. This place is dear to my heart because it seeks not only to protect the lives of the unborn, but to also meed the needs of women and men experiencing unplanned pregnancy.

I know anyone following me on social media is probably sick and tired of hearing about this fundraiser — in fact, a lot of people just don’t like fundraisers in general.

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to guest blog for the Care Center on this topic — I’d love for you to take a look HERE!

If you’re in the Greensboro area, come on out to Center City Park tomorrow morning (April 23) at 9 am. It’s going to be a great time! You can also click here to find out more about the event.

Hope to see you there!

-Mary

Love and Poop (and when both are overflowing)

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The green neon numbers of the oven clock boasted 3:30 am. At least, I think they did. I hadn’t yet managed to successfully blink away all bleariness from my sleep-deprived eyes, so it’s possible I wasn’t seeing quite accurately. I guess I didn’t really care what time the kitchen clock told me it was — I was just annoyed that I was here and not in my bed. The quietness of the house seemed loud and obnoxious, and the dark emptiness of the living room yawned before me — not unlike the wide, lazy yawns that were now periodically interrupting my concentration. Continue reading

“Wild and One” Birthday Pow Wow

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a DIY post, so I thought I’d share my most recent project with you — B’s birthday party! After much Pinterest-ing (that’s a word, right? It is now…), I decided on a “Wild and One” theme for our little brave. I saw lots of examples online of some pretty elaborate decor, and all I could think was — How in the world are these people able to afford such elaborate parties?? I mean, some looked nicer than my own wedding, for pete’s sake.

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10 Things That Would Be Weird to Say Without Your Child Nearby

Happy Friday! Congratulations, you’ve made it. How are you celebrating?  I’m doing so by sitting here on my couch in a catatonic state. No seriously — I just spent the last five minutes staring blankly at the floor. My little almost-one-year-old just left to spend some quality time with Grandma and Grandpa, and I’m really not sure who of the two of us is more excited. A certain little someone has decided that naps are beneath him the past few days and, well….hence the staring blankly at the floor.

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