Alphabet nursery art

Just found these flashcards by Patricia Zapata over at Pancakes and French Fries. They’re handmade and beautiful, but what I really love is how great they look in the white frame/green matte. 

How perfect would these be as nursery art??? Love!

Suck on this


Can you imagine throwing up for three months straight … or even longer?

Blah, yeah, I don’t want to think about it either. But the reality is that being preggo can be super, super-uncomfortable — and morning sickness is a big part of it for most women.
I fear I will be one of those women who get hit hard with it, based on my track record for motion-sickness, sea-sickness, and Merry-Go-Round-sickness. So naturally, I am already on the case looking for relief … before I’m hugging the toilet, unable to shop online.
I did some Googling and found something called Preggie Pop Drops. They’re sour fruit hard candies with essential oils, and can help with nausea and dry-mouth.
Candy? Great! Sounds much more appetizing than drinking gross anti-nausea tea!

Have a little … faith?

Before a couple gets married within the Catholic church, they have to undergo a little thing called “The Marriage Course.” As a matter of fact, soon-to-be-married Best Friend is on hers today!

At the course, you learn valuable lessons about finances, fighting fair, touching yourself, and securing a mortgage.
Yeah, I said “touching yourself.”
Since having kids is a majah part of getting married in the church, part of the pre-marriage course is a lesson about the Billings Ovulation Method. Observe:
It’s a natural method of “pregnancy prevention and postponment.” Which basically means that if you don’t want a baby yet — the church would never consider “ever,” but the accept “yet” — you do not have sex on any of the “baby” days (i.e. the ones with babies). And if you do want to conceive, you aim to have sex on the “baby” days. Everybody wins!

Science is really Little Sis’s strength, not mine, but basically it works by the woman touching herself everyday and recording how, ah, her “down-theres” feel. Don’t want to gross you out with TMI, but basically wet means baby-makin’-a-go-go, and dry means you won’t get knocked up.

Since the cycle depends on each woman’s individual goings-on, it’s not an exact science — yeah, obvs. But ovulation is about two weeks after the first day of your last period (see the cute calendar I made), so technically that is when you should not have sex unless you want a bambino.
Back when Darling Husband and I attended the marriage course, I was totally intrigued and wanted to go off the pill immediately. He was … how should I put this … extremely, really, and totally against it?
Since I’ll be officially off the pill in one week, it’s safe to say we will not be following this method. I somehow — somehow — doubt it’s as effective as a Trojan!