Victoria’s Birth Story

Victoria Claire Vallette was born on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:30 in the morning. Her birth story reminds me alot of Maria's birth. I was exactly 39 weeks pregnant. I had a doctor's appointment on Thursday afternoon. I was 2 cm and 60% effaced. I had been having prodromal labor (random --but real--contractions) for… Continue reading Victoria’s Birth Story


Maudry Porter

With five kids phone conversations are not easy. In fact, they’re almost impossible. Someone is always screaming in the background. Everyone is suddenly starving and needs a snack RIGHT. NOW. Over the years I’ve learned to postpone important conversations and reserve them for car rides (when all of the kids are strapped in and, thanks… Continue reading Maudry Porter


I Have Some CRAZY NEWS! Guess What? I’m Famous!

Hey, how are you? Ok, enough about you. I have news. Here is how a cool person would share this news: "Hey, I wrote a piece for a website that you can find here." Here's how I'm going to share the news: Ohmigosh! Ohmigosh! Did you hear I’m famous?! Like, literally. Ok, listen to this:… Continue reading I Have Some CRAZY NEWS! Guess What? I’m Famous!


Overnight Oats

Trying to lose the baby weight. Not going well. Mostly because I eat whatever the heck I want. Like, three cups of coffee (with creamer, duh) and a double cheeseburger (and fries and a pie) from the drive thru and then chips and dip when I get home (paired with a couple beers, of course)… Continue reading Overnight Oats

Books, Miscellanous

Friday Freak Out: Things to Buy Edition

We haven't been watching TV and that has made for a (relatively) peaceful home. I know that sounds crazy and unattainable, but it's not and you should totally try it! Trust me, it's doable and, more importantly, it's worth it. I've been waking up at 5 AM to get my prayer time in and it's… Continue reading Friday Freak Out: Things to Buy Edition