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I'm a mom, a wife, a dog-lover, a science nerd, and a theatre nerd. I like to cook, sing, dance, read, work, do logic puzzles, play video games, and spend time with my family.

Happy Birthday to Mom

So this week my mother had her (ahem) 29th Birthday. I guess that doesn’t really work out since I have already told you that I am 31, but I remember my mom telling me when I was about 7 or 8 that she was turning 29 again and that year. And then when I was 11 I think she turned 29 again so we’ll just say she is perpetually 29 until she lets me know otherwise. Continue reading Happy Birthday to Mom

Why Are Dogs So Cute In Clothes?

Did you even know that they make jammies for dogs?  I had no idea.  This is my mom’s rescue Yorkie, Buffy, modeling her new penguin pajamas.  I don’t think that dogs need clothes all the time or that we should try to make them into little people… BUT for short periods and a couple of pictures, they are just so darn cute dressed up!

I woke up this morning and had a text from my mom with Buffy’s pajama pic.  It made me smile so I decided to put together a little gallery of my favorites.  Hope it makes you smile too!

What do you think about doggie fashion?  Love it or hate it?  Drop me a comment and let me know what you think.

Welcome to Forced Family Fun Blog

Almost seven months ago, my husband and I found out we were expecting our first child. We are so excited and getting ready for parenthood has been a great adventure for us. I’m not sure if it is part of the nesting instinct or just an extension of the desire to pass something along to my daughter, but this fall I suddenly had the urge to start a blog and share our family story online. So here we are.

Hello world and welcome to Forced Family Fun Blog.

A Little About Me

I am 31 years old, a full-time student, and a soon-to-be-first-time-mom. I am currently pursing two degrees: a bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering and a MBA. I have about a year left in school before I will graduate with both degrees. I have about 6 weeks left before my daughter is born. It will be a busy year for us.  Continue reading Welcome to Forced Family Fun Blog