The Gaffigan Interview

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Welcome to my new site! I just finished up working with the fabulous Craig Berry from DigiCentral to freshen up the ‘ol blog, make it mobile-responsive, and switch the domain to JenniferFulwiler.com name instead of ConversionDiary.com. As a web design nerd who is also a blogging nerd, I had waaaaay too much fun with this… [Continue Reading]

If my babysitting ad were honest…

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Happy almost-summer! This is our last week of homeschool before the end of the academic year, although I’m not sure how much of a difference my children will notice. Our definition of what constitutes “school” always devolves rapidly around the beginning of May, and today I found myself watching them count the pieces of candy… [Continue Reading]

The Shoe Song: A gift to every parent who’s having a tough day

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail YOU GUYS!!!!! I have been waiting not-so-patiently to share something with you: Last week, musician Marie Miller was a guest on my radio show on SiriusXM. I’ve been a fan of hers for a while, so I was thrilled that she came down to Austin just to do the show with me. I wanted… [Continue Reading]

What I learned from painting a wall

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I‘m back! My summer break was great. I did a lot of good stuff during my offline time, but the most interesting — and unexpected — endeavor was that I painted a room. It all started with reading The Nester‘s book, The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful, which… [Continue Reading]

Driving a monster truck to EWTN: the tale of the first 24 hours of my media tour (with a special guest illustrator!)

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Gather round, internet, for I have a tale to share with you. This is the kind of story that would be better heard by a roaring fire, each of us holding goblets of mead, a man in a horned hat rattling clam shells in the background. And like all great epics, it requires illustrations… [Continue Reading]

A day in the “life”

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Skating in riiiiiight under the wire, here’s today’s post! It’s a glimpse into my day yesterday — which is the perfect post for me because it counts as an update and also answers the question about why I’m flailing in my own blogging challenge. BACKSTORY FOR NEW READERS: It will help you understand the… [Continue Reading]

Ice cream truck, you’re killing me

Unlike Mommy No-Fun, Yaya is always happy to take the kids to the ice cream truck.

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail You know how I was going to get all the important things done the other day, but I wrote a post instead? And then I got sick? Well, I finally had a free moment to sit down and tackle some of these pressing items, but an unfortunate event took place, and now I am… [Continue Reading]

22 things I learned in my first ten years of parenthood

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail As I was sitting here thinking of all the awesomeness that this wonderful, new, non-2013 year will hold, it occurred to me that my oldest child will turn ten this fall. Ten! I have officially been a parent for a decade now, and I’ve had six kids during that time. When I took a… [Continue Reading]

Why I’m going to keep letting Santa and the Tooth Fairy ruin my life

A rough trip down from the attic leaves us with a statue of Mary, Jesus, and St. John the Baptist.

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail My daughter told me that she has a loose tooth this morning, and her words struck dread into my heart. Right now, I just barely have some holiday cheer going on up in here. We’re actually having a nice Advent instead of having the weeks leading up to Christmas be the stress-fest that they… [Continue Reading]

The days are long (and loud, and sometimes involve messes in resort lobbies)

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Grace ventured out here to the Wild West a few weeks ago, and we finally got to meet in person. I was going to drive down to her hotel and show up at her room whether or not we had anything arranged, so the fact that she actually invited me avoided a potential run-in with… [Continue Reading]