From the monthly archives:

June 2010

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17 weeks and nothing to say

by Karen on June 29, 2010

I know it’s been quiet here. Quieter than normal. As much as I hate to admit it, I’m really struggling to find the motivation to do much of anything, even something as simple as writing a blog post. This is one of many things that I hope will pass — and soon. Unfortunately, not much […]

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It’s been almost two months since my husband graduated and I quit my job to move closer to family. So far, it’s been pretty easy for us thanks to the generosity of Tony’s family. We’re staying with them while we search for a place to live in our new city. We’re spending very little beyond […]

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Happy birthday, Howie!

by Karen on June 17, 2010

Howie turned three years old yesterday. We celebrated by completely forgetting it was his birthday until late afternoon. When it occurred to us, we called the toy we bought him a few weeks ago his early birthday gift, gave him an extra treat, and called it a day. He’s going to have to get used […]

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Health insurance hijinks

by Karen on June 16, 2010

Remember a few days ago when I said I’d like to have a midwife, but they’re not covered by my insurance? It turns out I was wrong. Well, EYE wasn’t wrong so much as my insurance company was wrong. Amazing, right? Yesterday, I set about the task of finding a new doctor in Fort Wayne […]

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A few weeks ago, I wrote briefly about how Tony accepted an adjunct teaching position at a small college near Fort Wayne, Indiana. At the time, the position was only offering two courses. They’ve since offered him another class, which means a tiny bit more money, but the pay is still unbearably low with no […]

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Preparing for baby

by Karen on June 10, 2010

Disclaimer: I plan to be pretty open about baby stuff here. If you’re not into the baby thing, please feel free to skip these posts. I’m trying to keep baby posts down to one a week since I know I have readers who don’t have children. I realize that with posting so light lately, it […]

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13 weeks

by Karen on June 4, 2010

If you’ve noticed my absence (or my complaining when I do post), then you already know that the first trimester has been challenging for me. Between constant nausea, extreme fatigue, and a long list of other completely normal but annoying symptoms, I’ll be happy to say goodbye to the first trimester next week. After watching […]

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Lessons learned after 2 weeks overseas

by Karen on June 2, 2010

Before I share the fun stuff about our trip, I thought I’d share some of the financial lessons we learned on the trip. We planned ahead, and we did a lot of things right. But we also made some mistakes. If you have a smartphone, turn off data roaming. Luckily, I knew about this one […]

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