Big news for our family!


Those of you who have followed our family’s story over the years, or who read my bo Like Living Among Scorpions, are familiar with Yaya. Yaya who crushes wasps in her fist. Yaya who once brought an oversized Easter Bunny to the house and expected the kids not to touch it. Yaya who sends the… [Continue Reading]

Your saint for 2016

It’s that time of year again! Check out the Saint’s Name Generator to have a saint chosen for you for 2016! To see which saint I got and tell me all about the saint you got, head over to !

Halloween decorations still up and a wet sock on the tree: Advent is off to a rollicking start at the Fulwiler house


Advent is usually a season of fail for me. High expectations collide with low estimates of how many free hours I actually have in a day, and the result is lot of staring at Instagram in despair as I convince myself that everyone else gets an A+ for their holiday celebrations and I get an… [Continue Reading]

My kid lost a toy…and I found a clue


Recently my nine-year-old daughter lost her favorite stuffed animal, a pink dog named Princess. She carries the bed toy everywhere — it is seriously like a seventh child in our family (or, maybe like the 15th or 16th child if you count all the other stuffed animals that we treat like royalty around here). I was… [Continue Reading]

Here’s my big news!


I mentioned on and last week that I had big news to share. This is something that I’ve known about for a while, but wasn’t able to speak publicly about until now. And so I can’t describe how excited I am to finally be able to tell you… I have accepted an offer from… [Continue Reading]

Five lessons from my stupid smoothie fast


Last week I decided to do that smoothie fast where you eat nothing but green smoothies for over a week — and I mean nothing. No caffeine, no alcohol, no snacks. And the only ingredients in the smoothies are leafy greens, fruit, and water. Just you and your blender full of spinach and mangos. For days… [Continue Reading]