When my husband and I decided to try to get pregnant, we were a month into the pandemic, I was $120 deep in Sims 4 expansion packs, and he was spending a lot of time whittling a medieval village from foam board. It seemed like the right time to have a baby. The operative word… Read More Are You Ever Really Ready?
I met Bob the summer that Violet was born. By this time, we had lived in our house for 6 years and I had walked past Bob’s house – a remarkable, purple-pink cape rimmed by a sea of day lilies – countless times on my way to our neighborhood park. But we didn’t meet until… Read More About Bob
Ya know, the funny thing about change is that it’s not always welcomed. And let me tell you, it certainly wasn’t welcomed by me. I wasn’t prepared. I wasn’t ready. Everything happened way too fast.… Read More Yes, I am a mother.
As women, even when we are not compatible, we should respect one another and their own personal choices for themselves and their families, but a). not everyone has gotten that message yet, and b). even if they do, it means they will do you no mommy harm, but it does not necessarily mean you will be great friends.… Read More Five Reasons Why My Mom Friends Rule
And then it came. “Mommy, I have to go poop.” The dreaded words of any newly potty trained child. Because “I have to go poop” does not simply mean “I have to go poop.” It really means, “I had to go poop twenty minutes ago, so THIS.IS.AN.EMERGENCY.”… Read More The day that I realized that I am a badass
I do love my baby, but I always heard it is supposed to be OVERWHELMING and UNBELIEVABLE and INCOMPARABLE. I don’t think we’re there yet. She’s only 3 months old and just beginning to be able to smile back at me and interact in the smallest ways. I know bonding can take some time with… Read More Do I Love My Baby Enough?
Dosing off. Getting your beauty rest. Catching a power nap. Stealing forty winks. Having some shut-eye. Sleep. Oh, sleep. How do I express how much I love you? They all warned me “Sleep while you can!” and “Enjoy your last nights of sleep!” as they laughed, delighting in their schadenfraude. I rolled my eyes,… Read More An Ode to the Most Beautiful State of Being
Are you the ideal mom? You’re in the kitchen cleaning while the baby is playing and husband walks in from work–starving! So you get him something to eat, feed the baby, and sit and enjoy your family for a few minutes. At this point you’re feeling like supermom. The laundry is being done, kitchen clean… Read More Mom Tips: How to Stay Sane
Back track to a few weeks ago on a Saturday night… Mom’s first night out solo–Wahooooo! Am I right? Who can relate? I was kind of excited to run out the door. This was my first time going out for longer than two hours in the past three and a half months. I was going… Read More Guilty: I’m Lying When I Say I’m Okay
Crying in the shower: “I can’t do this.” The hot water caresses your back as it drips over your face mixing with tears. It feels like everyone else has it together. They’re smiling in pictures like life a cake walk. They don’t look how you feel. And they talk about how much energy they have… Read More Guilty: New mom who cries in the shower