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Wordless Wednesday: Home Depot with the Girls by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility   On Saturday, Mike took the trio to Home Depot for their monthly workshop while I went to yoga with a friend.  Before you crown Mike for sainthood, I’d like to ... Read on »
Tidbits by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility   We’ve been enjoying the lovely spring weather in January by playing outside every chance possible.  Bo is very considered that Christmas is over and it hasn’t sno ... Read on »
Monday Munchies: Homemade Pizza Crust by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Since originally posting about the Christmas pizza that we made before Christmas, I’ve had several requests for my pizza crust recipe.  This crust recipe originate ... Read on »
My First Paid and Published Piece by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My first paid and published piece.  January 2012 – Chicago Parent. Holy crud.  I’m really doing this! Read on »
Ask Jamie: Perpetually Early by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Jenny asks, “You say you are perpetually early (almost like a sickness).  That’s a sickness I would really love to catch!  How (specifically) do you manage to be on time/e ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Clara-Bear by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Nicknames.  Anna is Nana or Banana.  Bo is Butters or Brother.  But Clara is always, Clara-Bear.  This picture makes me smile – not only because she’s posing with a ... Read on »
Christmas Break Part 3 by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Apparently, by this point I was tired of taking photos as there are very few from the rest of our break.  On Monday morning, we were all up early and headed to Geneva to c ... Read on »
Monday Munchies: Smoky Black Bean Salad by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Yesterday started the beginning of my clean eating transformation.  This recipe is originally from the January/February issue of Clean Eating magazine but I made a ... Read on »
Goals for 2012 by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I’m choosing to call these goals instead resolutions.  Last year, I wrote about my goals for the year , and many of them were the same overarching themes that I addressed ... Read on »
Christmas Break Part 2 by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Amazingly, Bo, Clara, and Anna all made Santa’s nice list.  He delivered gifts and packages on Christmas Eve.  We don’t wrap the big Santa gifts, but all of the ot ... Read on »
Christmas Break Part 1 by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility       On the last day before break, Bo’s school celebrated with a breakfast with Santa.  All of the classroom activities were Christmas themed including pr ... Read on »
Books of 2011 by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility You may remember, last year I mentioned wanting to read 50 books a year. I didn’t make my goal again this year – but this year I don’t blame my children, I blame the iPad ... Read on »
Merry Christmas! by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Merry Christmas to all of my blog readers.  I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family. Read on »
Christmas Letter 2012 by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Dear Friends and Family, I am very excited for Christmas! Our house is full of Christmas cheer and we’ve already seen Santa twice! I know I have to be extra good for t ... Read on »
Third Annual Christmas Break Disconnect by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I started this tradition when the girls were babies and it seemed like such a good idea that I’ve decided to carry it over every year. I wrote about my first disconnect h ... Read on »
Bo’s Christmas Program by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility   On Monday evening, we attended Bo’s preschool Christmas program.  After a mild panic attack in the afternoon causing Mike to frantically search for a Santa hat (he ... Read on »
Wordless Wednesday: Tree lit trio by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility      I snapped a few photos in front of our tree before we headed to Bo’s Christmas program on Monday night.  <3 this one.  Read on »
Monday Munchies: Christmas Cookies by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility For me, it just isn’t Christmas unless there are numerous types of cookies littering my countertop.  I love to bake and Christmas cookies help to give me the spirit of the ... Read on »
Tidbits by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility   Mike celebrated his 35th birthday on Monday.  This was his 10th birthday that we’ve spent together.  When did we get so old?  While the day itself wasn’t exactly ... Read on »
Trust Your Crazy Ideas (Part 24) by Jamie W. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Continued from Part 23 … We moved into our house on a Saturday and by the following Tuesday we began home renovations.  The entire house was pink and there was no way ... Read on »