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February 18, 2016

An Ode to My Lumberjack


photo: nadia pandolfo

Alternative title- I married Ron Swanson

admin-ajaxIt has been 15 years, and I am still completely in love with my husband.


I am bewitched.

I am ensorcelled (Aaron Sorkin used this word in an episode of the West Wing and therefore it must be a real word).

I’m surrounded by a lot of male models and actors.

I realize, to some people, this sounds appealing.

Now…there is nothing wrong with someone who knows that foundation is something that goes on your face as well as something you build a house on, who wants to be in magazines and likes to wear stylish things and have pictures of his face, who is clean and groomed and wears skinny jeans. These people are wonderful, and I love them…

I just don’t, particularly, want to have sex with them.

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January 7, 2016

Promises To Our Son


photo: caitlin custer

My husband and I recently celebrated the 15 year anniversary of when we started dating…8 years of marriage.

We sat on our balcony (I was still on bed rest so balcony was SUPER exciting.) and wrote some promises to our son.  I know this list will evolve as he gets older, and that promise is a strong word…but we will try our hardest…and it’s a start.

I re-read it this morning.  And then I cried.



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December 10, 2015

Why Love Hard?

Lovehard is a new lifestyle blog about babies, travel, and love

photo: Paperplane Magazine

Hi!  I’m Katie, and welcome to Love Hard,

A lifestyle blog about loving the crap out of babies and travel and crafts and friendship and stuff…

“crap” was an unfortunate word choice for babies….

I’m 8 1/2 months pregnant and on bed rest at the moment, so while the focus of this blog will shift later to travels and mommyhood and interviews of interesting and inspiring humans, there will be a lot of pregnancy rants for now.  I hope they make you laugh and commiserate, because…

Pregnancy is crazy.


But insane.

And I’m sure motherhood will be the same.

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