Category Archives: Our Situation

5 Surprising Reactions People Have When I Tell Them I’m Marrying My “Baby Daddy”

After four years of living in sin and three years of raising our daughter together, my partner and I are tying the knot this summer. We’re excited to make it official. So is our accountant. Here are some of the wackier reactions we’ve gotten to our news: 1)  “I’m Glad He’s Doing the Right Thing” – […]

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You Take The Cake

Dear Viv, I know wedding planning hasn’t been that fun for you. Lots of long car rides, boring meetings and time-consuming bridal indecision. Plus, grown-ups are always telling you not to touch anything, like that’s a reasonable request. I hope we made it up to you today. Baby Owl was a fan of Triple Berry […]

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The Real Peril of Putting Carriage Before Marriage

It’s no secret that my fiancé and I had our daughter out of wedlock. Most people have been cool with it, and I don’t think our child, relationship, or society-at-large have suffered for our jumping the gun. However, I have discovered that there is one serious problem with making a baby before getting married, and […]

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Our Future Flower Girl

We’re 10 months out from our wedding (frightening to read that back, since that time frame implies I should be, um, planning something?), so I decided it was time to start training our daughter to be a flower girl.   Certainly, that would be easier than any of the tasks I’d been procrastinating, like blocking hotel […]

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Guess What? I’m Offensive!

Funny Nun

Lord, I’ve upset the Catholics.  Okay, just one Catholic, writing for AltCatholicah.com, in a post that was picked up by pop culture website Acculturated.  Go read it, I’ll wait. Here’s the author’s beef with me – when Leigh Fitzpatrick Snead reads a mom blog, she expects a portrayal of “healthy family life.”  Discovering that there […]

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