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Big Bird

“You’re huge!” I exclaimed admiringly, gesturing towards her burgeoning belly with widened eyes and a gaping grin to match.  I hadn’t seen her in a while, and she had just approached me and another work friend as we’d been casually catching up. Before our pregnant coworker had a chance to react, the other friend, who […]

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Put Down Your Phone

Posted by Dexi You may often think back to times when smart phones did not exist. What did you do for entertainment while you were in line at Walmart? What did you do to pass the time on the toilet? How many minutes did you waste jotting down or printing off MapQuest directions? Did you […]

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Call Me Crankin’stein

344.  That’s the number of questions my four-year-old daughter, Alice, asked in a single day late in July. And 276 is the number of times my son, Rowen, completely botched his pronunciation of motorcycle the following day, opting instead for the three-syllable, made-up noun, my-kyko.   (Not that I can blame him.  He’s two). Where did […]

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I Herded the Children into a Corner of the Playground

Posted by Dexi “Scarlett. Baby. It’s time to go.” I gently nudged the sleeping three year old, because you know, I didn’t want to poke the Nazi toddler bear. To my surprise, she opened her eyes and smiled. “We on our trip?” “Yep. And today you’re going to see some mountains.” As I picked her […]

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Maybe I Cheated on You with Josh Duggar

Posted by Dexi My finger slid across the glassy surface of my telephone. Like kung-fu, it stopped on the Gmail app icon and clicked. A brand new email from MyChart. Yay! I get my jollies from checking my lab results during pregnancies, so this would be my excitement for the day. My anxious fingers slapped […]

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Waste

Posted by Loni Sometimes, I like to pop our kitchen garbage can open and peek inside.  Call me weird, but it makes me smile to look upon dirty diaper bundles, flattened cereal boxes, crumpled to-do lists, and damp coffee grounds scattered across the surface of our household debris like dirt.  The most charming trash can […]

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I Chucked the Dirty Diaper into the Ditch

Written by Dexi A black empty highway in front of me. No one. For miles. Where could I be? Yup— North Da- fricken-Kota. Two-year old Scarlett, infant Roguies, and myself headed out of Minnesota state late on a Wednesday July evening, buckling in for a 7 hour drive. Why at night, you ask? Because then […]

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Hot

Posted by Loni I knew I shouldn’t have worn that stupid skirt. It was the long, dark, surprisingly heavy “summer” one I bought from Target to ensure modesty while I led worship at church.  I didn’t want there to be any question about its length, so I chose the one that went all the way down […]

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Going Rogue

Posted by Dexi I woke-up on Saturday morning with a bit of cramping and grabbed my phone to check the time. 5:02 AM. “Too early to wake-up,” I thought. I rolled to my other side, methodically and slowly, as to not make it feel like I was going to swing my still amniotic-shacked-up baby into […]

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My Fart-Rendering Loss

Posted by Loni “Everybody likes their own braaaand.” That’s what my sister-in-law told me her guy friends used to say about enjoying the smell of their own farts back in high school. She mimicked them in this slow, dorky voice, laced with her signature lisp, and capped off the quote with one of her famous […]

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