"Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing."

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sister date

Having a baby seems to make life so much more intense. There are highs and there are lows, but not too many in betweens. There are those days when she sleeps and laughs and I feel like a great mom and those days where she won't go to sleep and I just know it's because I'm stressed out and my negative emotions affect her. 
One thing I seem to be coming back to again and again are priorities. And since I am only able to do one or two things a day other than take care of her, I have to really choose them well. Seeing people is good for me and for her and I'm so happy we've been able to hang out with her aunt. And hopefully one day she can have a sister or brother too, because it's a great gift. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014


We took a little vacation to the Azores to visit my mom. It was two years since I had been there! Crazy. I was so happy my dog was still alive at least. I didn't take any pictures of her... I just realized that now. Poor thing, I guess she completely lost the spotlight to baby, hands down. 

Here we are in our baby airplane bed... exciting! 
Cowboy hats are difficult to transport, but are a must. 
My favorite part was having a really nice park five minutes away where she liked to kick her legs. 
No, my favorite part was meeting an AMERICAN couple with a baby the same age! That was really fun. 
I had a few favorite parts, I guess. But there was definitely a lot of breastfeeding involved, wherever we went. She doesn't just get that chubby overnight!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Article on CatholicStand


July 11, AD2014 1 Comment

There is a lot of talk about “heterosexual” and “homosexual” out there. They are terms and notions so causally tossed around that to question them is the ultimate social sin. However, I would say that in general these terms are used as cookie-cutter categories to justify a “fate” view of sexuality or to reduce sexuality […]

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Hey Heying

This parenting thing is hard to figure out. I feel like I find out one "trick" one day and then it doesn't work the next day. However, there are some things I have finally figured out about my adorable (almost) three-month-old baby:

1. It's hard for her to sleep during the day. If she goes a long period without sleeping, it'll just get harder and harder or her to fall asleep.
2. She sleeps well during the day in someone's lap, in her stroller in a loud place or on her stomach (but that's not allowed!).
3. Toys stress her out. She can only have so much of them (about five or ten minutes) before she breaks down and cries.
4. She loooves it when people talk to her, even more if you sing to her, she likes kicking her legs and "hey heying" (see vĂ­deo below).


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Article on IgnitumToday

Look Really Cute and Eat All You Want

0 Comments June 25, AD 2014 | Julie Machado

Here are some of my tips for eating as much as you want and never worrying about weight… it’s all just added cuteness.

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