about the girl

October 22, 2008


This is a blog by jamie. The name of this blog is grumbles and grunts.
Most people just call me the grumbles.

On Christmas morning in 2008, we learned we were on the precipice of parenthood. Spoiler alert: We were trying to have a baby (on purpose, like real adults or something) and I wanted a space for sharing and keeping memories. Thus began this blog.

I chronicled my entire pregnancy here culminating in the Jude's birth. His delivery was unmedicated and I received my trophy via post 4-6 weeks later. I keep it in my bathroom so I can look at it when I poop and reminisce about how awesome I am.
It's in the shape of a badass falcon.

Since then we've explored our way through breastfeeding, babywearing, cosleeping, pumping at work, cloth diapering, weaning and emerged out into the crazy world of toddlerhood a whole lot crunchier than I ever expected. On the flip side, I soon discovered that absolutely none of that stuff mattered the second he could talk.

We've moved on.

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grumbles and grunts blog
the grumbles blog

This blog is my very personal diary about parenthood and life in general. Sometimes people tell me that I'm funny and they're wrong. I am terrible at being funny, but great at being really, really weird. My best friend once told me, "You are the most adorable psycho I know." which, all things considered, is 95% compliment.

I accept. Thank you.

I work full time as a copywriter and graphic designer. I live in Ohio with my husband Jon, our one badass kid the Jude, and our two one two very lazy dogs. Our house was built in 1875, which turned out to be kind of scary there for a while (what we refer to as the lead poisoning debacle of 2011, please get your kids their lead checks), but thankfully the only heavy metal in our systems now is a daily dose of ye olde Iron Maiden.

I like movies, coffee, video games, not wearing spanx, doing drugs at McDonalds, and ghost dogs, except when they barf on things which is most of the time around here. I'm obsessed with playing Grand Theft Auto in my non-existent spare time. I'm rebuilding a vintage motorcycle with my hands so I can go fast like wheeeeee!

During the summer of 2013 I got very sick. I'd like to tell you why, but we haven't figured it out yet. Anyway the exploratory abdominal surgery for no reason the following winter was a smash hit at the box office, and by "box office" I mean "to my emotional stability and bank account." This seem better now, so it's best to just move slowly and not make any loud noises.

I don't wash my hair. I'm crazy about taking pictures with my phone. Twitter is my happy place, so please feel welcome to follow me there because I like to say things that make no sense and make jokes about butts. Butts!

Nice to meet you.

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Let me introduce (these ancient pictures of) my family:

family updated

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