Magic Beans and the Ponies

Our house is never quiet. Every second propels us forward. Tic. Tic. Tic. The last 4 years have been an adventure. The last 2 years have been a war. The last 4 months have been hell. 4 years ago beautiful Bean 1 arrived. 2 years ago uniquely determined Bean 2 arrived. 1 year 10 months…

How to Drive Your Woman Wild

I’m not embarrassed to admit that finding ourselves pregnant nine months after getting married pretty much brought our honeymoon lifestyle to a screeching stop.  Between gaining 76 lbs with my pregnancy, 8 months of morning (all day) sickness, 2 months of pregnancy related hives, postpartum liver deficiency,  the unbelievable stress/expense of taking four months of…

Why I Love my Husband Enough to Embrace Dingy Whites

Laundry is tough. It takes time and effort. It’s necessary, but often a struggle. It seems endless and limiting, but the joy of freshly laundered sheets or pajamas is incomparable. Relationships are equally tough. They are filled with drama and strife.  Often we feel the other is insane.  She wants what? He won’t do what?…

Kiss my Ass (lips)…

Every time I’ve put chap stick on my lips today, I’ve giggled to myself. Let me explain. Last week when we returned from Cuba, The Undad and I found a sample of Soothe from Happy Nappy in our diaper delivery bag; they are rolling out a whole line of natural products, and this was a way to get the…

Captain Fearless

Valdy is a handful, like every other toddler.  I like to think he’s exceptional in every way, but the speed with which he can get into trouble is not particularly unique to the mini humans of the world. When I bought my cute little 600 sq ft red house I had anticipated being single long…

SHOES

First off, Mrs Undad is always trying to find ways to fund the fun in our lives. Which means some of the stuff I’m going to share in Mrs Undad posts will contain affiliate codes.  What’s that mean?  It means if you click on an affiliate link in a story and end up buying something,…

Introducing Mrs. Undad

This is the Cole’s Notes’ version of The Undad and me. Trent Wilkie and I met in fall 2011.  Trent had been contracted to write a story for Theatre Alberta’s All Stages Magazine about theatres, outside of the Calgary/Edmonton bubble, that were doing interesting things.  On twitter Trent asked for recommendations, and I sent him a message from the @shelltheatre  twitter account…