Just Don’t Say It

just don’t say it: end of Pregnancy.

March 10, 2015

{Warning: this post is dripping with sarcasm and snark because I’m 38 weeks pregnant and that’s what you get. Don’t say you weren’t warned!} I honestly want to believe that people mean well. I want to believe that people remember the age old adage of “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say…


shaming Pregnancy.

September 8, 2014

{Consider this a revised edition of “just don’t say it: Pregnancy” written by yours truly – at least for the early stages of pregnancy!} I knew that less than charitable comments about pregnancy were possible. The vast majority of my friends have children, so I can’t say I’m totally surprised by some of things that people…


the painfully playful Question.

August 4, 2014

“You’re pregnant?!” “You know you’ll be pregnant soon!” “Don’t lie to me, you’re already pregnant and you know it!” Perhaps I brought these on myself. Before we got married I {jokingly} played into everyone talking about how soon we’d have kids. I even laughed when different groups of people wanted to start pools betting on…


just don’t say it: you have a Blog?

January 29, 2014

I just love it when other bloggers have a great idea for this series, a topic I haven’t covered yet, or a new angle on this series. Such was the case when Joan e-mailed me with this post. I hope you enjoy it, and don’t forget to check out her blog, Everything is Yours. “Let…


just don’t say it: still Engaged?

January 22, 2014

The fact that I even feel a need or desire to write this post in the first place is just plain sad, and yet, here we are. There are perhaps a thousand questions I actually enjoying answering about the wedding and wedding planning. The question I do not enjoy answering? “You’re STILL engaged?” Of course I have…


just don’t say it: engaged Yet?

December 18, 2013

{Editor’s note: This post was, as you will clearly see, written before the engagement happened. Smile and laugh along anyway!} Now that the proverbial cat is out of the bag, I can honestly say that among the more frustrating things that people ask (and have for quite some time) is whether or not I’m engaged…


just don’t say it: among single Friends.

November 20, 2013

Perhaps you know Morgan from Follow and Believe because she and Jen host the fabulous “Not Alone Series”. Maybe you don’t. Either way, you should get to know her and her fabulous blog! I’m so excited she wanted to write this post for the “just don’t say it” series because goodness knows that single folks…


just don’t say it: Acne.

October 23, 2013

Hooray, another guest post for the “just don’t say it” series! Despite what Jen says, I’m open to just about anything for this series, so if you’ve got an idea or a post you want to write, let me know (comment or contact me)! Without further ado, the honest and insightful Jen of Jumping in…


just don’t say it: mom of a child with special Needs.

October 9, 2013

When Jen talked to me about this post I was (and am) really excited about it. I love the way she talks her wit and am so glad she decided to write a guest post for this series (*cough cough* if you want to write one, let me know!). She is a much loved sister…


just don’t say it: com Boxes.

October 2, 2013

In the blogging world we have some of our own lingo, including “com boxes”. Com boxes are those lovely things at the end of the posts that allow you to interact with the blogger, to share your thoughts, offer prayers, and discuss just about anything. Com boxes can be a wonderful thing. They can also…


just don’t say it: know your Audience.

September 25, 2013

Think before you speak. Know your audience. Use your words carefully. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Phrases we all know, phrases we all say on a regular basis, but do we live them out? I was having a conversation not too long ago with some friends of…


just don’t say it: Disabilities.

September 18, 2013

When Anjelina first e-mailed me about this post, I was (and am) really excited it about it! Like so many of the other guest posters in this series, she has her own beautiful take on “just don’t say it,” a fresh perspective to bring to life. Her post gets at the heart of this series:…



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