This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 107 (Lucy’s Birthday Edition!)

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This is what's been going on this week at the Stewart household. Birthday fun for my big 3-year-old, born on the Feast of St. John Paul the Great. Look at that little gingersnap last year at her Beatrix Potter birthday party! You can read all about that one and how/why we do super simple family birthdays in that post. This year's theme (chosen by the birthday girl herself) was … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 106

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Happy weekend, sweet friends! Thank you so much for sharing your prayer intentions with me last week in comments, emails, FB messages, etc. I'm sorry that I haven't been able to respond to every email and message, but please know that I prayed for you as promised at the Shrine of Our Lady of La Lechein St. Augustine on her feast day and lit a candle. The requests from those suffering from … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 105

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The site is back up with ALL the posts, yay! You might not have noticed, but some of the recent posts and comments disappeared this week, causing me to have a minor freak out. The site has been getting so much traffic (thank you for sharing posts!) that I had to switch over to a bigger host that could handle all that traffic. But there were a couple of glitches in the process and I'm sorry you … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 104

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Happy weekend! This is the little weekly wrap-up from Carrots complete with cute children, my favorite links from the interwebz, and much much more (ok, so that's usually about it). Lucy is causing me to rethink my taste in fashion after proudly exclaiming that she dressed up "like Mama!." Scarf, baby, belt, turban. I guess that's about right. And I hope you enjoy that action shot of Gwen … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 103

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Whew. It's been awhile since the last TWM, y'all. Let's jump in. Just FYI, that's a necklace I'm wearing. Not suspenders. I am definitely not cool enough to pull off sparkly suspenders. The Quotable Lucy (almost 3yo): "One day God made a ballerina. And her name was Lucy." This girl loves her ballet class. As a former ballet teacher, I promised myself I would not get all crazy and … [Read more...]

Podcasts You’ll Love

Podcasts You'll Love // Carrots for Michaelmas

Ok, so June Christy wasn't exactly podcasting in this photo, but isn't she adorable? And there's a microphone so....it works, right? I had so much fun chatting with Kristin Sanders on her This Inspired Life podcast last week. And apparently, it was fun for y'all, too, because after I posted about it, I got a few emails asking about other similar podcasts to listen to. Because let's face it, … [Read more...]

Want to Hear Me Ramble on a Podcast?

Inspired life Podcast Haley Stewart

      Happy Friday, y'all! Sweet Kristin Sanders asked me to be on her wonderful podcast This Inspired Life and we talked about women and the Church. But poor Kristin had to do tons of editing out of interruptions from my cute and loud children. Baby Gwen who is usually Miss Cheerful thought it was HORRIBLE that she couldn't see mama RIGHT NOW and screamed her head … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 102 (Whole30 Edition)

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Mmm. So I promised I'd update ya on the Whole30 I said I was going to start. I'm on Day 8. (Basically, the Whole30 is thirty days of eating veggies, fruit, fat, and protein. No grains, no dairy, no sugar, no legumes, and no processed food. The guidelines are more specific, but that's the main idea.) And when I asked if anybody wanted to join me, I had NO IDEA more that 100 other folks would … [Read more...]

Ask Me Anything Part 3!

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Happy Tuesday! And here's Part 3 of the Ask Me Anything vlog series here at Carrots! Today's blog is all about getting some sleep when you have a newborn, avoiding picky-eater-itis, and that time I was surprised by a squirrel jumping out of a tree (who's excited now?!). For more info about dealing with newborn exhaustion check out 10 Newborn Exhaustion Survival Tips. And don't … [Read more...]

This Week’s Miscellany: Vol. 101

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As I mentioned in my last vlog, I threw my back out on Saturday PICKING UP A LEGO. I know. I didn't know that was possible either. Let me set the scene for you. Daniel gave me these mind-boggling awesome cats in space leggings as an early birthday present. Baby Gwen kissed and hugged the "dog dogs!" over and over. Someday we'll get the whole cat concept, baby girl. Anyhow, I was generally … [Read more...]