OK….so I know this is supposed to be done on Mondays…and I will really try to do it on Mondays from now on. But I figure gratitude a day late is better than no gratitude at all, right? Right. Trying to overcome my perfectionism and just…be. beautiful low-humidity days in July…in Indiana! eating a free […]

Posted at 5:43 pm on July 28, 2009 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Gift List | Tagged: , , | Continue reading

On sensitive consciences and whatnot.

I’m nursing Sam while writing this, which means the post is likely to be full of typos and a little sloppy. Here’s the deal: some people, myself included, have what is known as a “sensitive conscience.” A blessing and a curse, I suppose. It’s good that it doesn’t take much to convict me of my […]

Posted at 4:49 pm on July 27, 2009 | 1 comment | Filed Under: Faith | Tagged: , , | Continue reading


I’m Alissa, a new mom to Sam, whose eyelashes are like starlight. He squints his eyes when he smiles, a trait he inherited from his daddy, my husband Tim. We met in 11th grade English, when we were assigned to a group project together and he failed to complete the tasks I delegated  to him (read: bossed around). I was less than pleased. Eventually, though, I decided he maybe wasn’t so bad after all, and we became friends. But I never would have guessed that I would wind up married to him!

We live in a house somewhere between the sticks and the big city, where we are striving to keep the main thing the main thing.

I have lots of opinions, and will tell them to anyone who will listen.

I’m saved but can act lost (see previous statement).

I gave birth to a 9 lb 4 oz 22.5 inch baby boy completely naturally, in an out-of-hospital birth. It was the hardest, most wonderful thing I have ever done. I can draw strength from it again and again.

I am a strong supporter of breastfeeding, and a member of La Leche League. I try to be nice about it (see acting lost statement). But, I have pretty strong opinions about the lack of support in this country from breastfeeding moms, and usually wind up stepping on a few toes here and there. If yours get squashed, allow me to apologize ahead of time. I’m working on it.

We co-sleep. We didn’t intend to from the beginning, but it just worked out that way. And now we’re addicted. There is nothing better than waking up next to a smiling baby!

Feel free to contact me with any questions…happy reading! 🙂