Author Archives: rokchike

About rokchike

I'm Monica Topping and my partner is Gabe Pressure. I'm a huge fan of music, and I work as a DJ on 94.1 KSLG-FM. Interviewing bands and taking photos make me happy. I'm a step-mom to two young ladies and we've got Peanut on the way, due in late June. We also own a business, Music Lives On, which includes my jewelry (Rock Chick Designs) and his clothing (Pressure Drop Apparel) lines. I'm shameless.

Late-term breech baby, Part 2

Before we left the hospital after the first (unsuccessful) version, the clinic’s surgeon came in to talk to us and schedule attempted version number 2 for this Monday. He explained to us that this time, were I to want to … Continue reading

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Adventures in late-term pregnancy

It was last Tuesday, the day before we were officially 39 weeks, and I’d gone into the clinic, where I’ve gotten my parallel care since the beginning of my pregnancy, before we’d even really planned on having a home birth. … Continue reading

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Homemade Laundry Detergent

Ahh, sweet maternity leave. Finally time to attack all the projects I’ve been meaning to get to, but never had energy left after an 8-hour work day with a giant belly. I’ll spare you the details of how I changed … Continue reading

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Fire Wire (not just for techies, anymore!)

I started following Rantings of an Amateur Chef‘s blog a couple of months ago, attracted to his recipes for things that it looked like I could actually, potentially cook, myself. He also occasionally gets items in the mail to review, and … Continue reading

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“You mean your breasts?”

“You mean your breasts? That’s what you can say that would be much more polite.” I just got told by a 9-year-old. Peanut’s now 33 1/2 weeks and what I have always been afraid would happen (that an old rib … Continue reading

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Bacon/Scrambled Egg/Pancake Cupcakes!

Oh wow, it’s been a bit longer than intended since our last post. Sorry about that. We’ve had many food adventures, budgeting learning experiences and lots of mind-blowing baby developments. I’ll try to fill those in the best I can, … Continue reading

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Stir Fry!

The family was hungry as soon as they picked me up from the bus stop last night, so I wanted to get some dinner going that would come together somewhat quickly. I was inspired all day by one of our … Continue reading

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