Author Archive for Mrs. Blue

When Mama Needs to say, “I’m Sorry.”

A couple months ago, I wrote about all the transitions in our life and how it had taken far longer to settle in than I initially expected. I talked about the addition of our third son and how I knew what to expect this time, and how long it would take for everyone to feel […]


When Sibling Introductions Aren’t Magical

Before Graham was born, everyone wanted to know how we thought Finn & Elliot would react to the new baby. We predicted that Finn would be mildly interested for a few minutes and then run off to play, and that Elliot would ignore the baby entirely because that’s been their basic reaction to all the […]


Introducing Our “Cheeky” Little Man

It is my incredible pleasure to introduce you to the littlest love of my life, Graham Jeffrey. Britt Fisk Photography Short Version: I had a scheduled c-section on January 24, 2015.  My little love was not so little at 9 lbs. 2 oz. and 20 3/4 in. long. After a few minutes of the initial […]

At the End of a Well-Traveled Road

This post was written on January 23, 2015. Well, dear friends, it’s officially time to call the game.  As I’ve written about here and here, I really, really wanted to have a VBAC. At 39 weeks, with no dilation in site, I was discouraged but I still had hope that in the next couple of […]

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My 39-Week VBAC Stress

I am 39 weeks and change.  A time when nearly any pregnant woman is oh so ready to get the show on the road already. Rather than just what I imagine is the typical discomfort and anxiousness, I feel the added stress of a ticking clock because I’m hoping to do a trial of labor […]


I’ve been pretty absent lately, and my only excuse is I haven’t really known what to say about life the last few months. I’m still not sure if I can write anything that accurately conveys what it’s been like around here, but I want to give it a shot. Since long before I was married or […]

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Spending on Traditions not Presents

I joined our local MOPS group, and one of the recent speakers talked about budgeting and financial issues, particularly as they apply to the holidays.  One thing that he said really resonated with me: spend more of your money on holiday traditions than presents. He asked how many presents we specifically remember from our childhoods. Of course, […]

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