Every mother is convinced her child is exceptional. The difference between me and other mothers, however, is that I have supporting data to back it up.
Having children has been the biggest accomplishment in my life. I am sure that most parents feel the same way. I look at both of my boys and feel and overwhelming sense of joy, pride, and love. It can be all-consuming in that moment, my god. I’m actually smiling writing this thinking how much I love these
Go ahead, call me the Grinch who stole summer. I’m yelling it loud and proud: I HATE BUBBLES!!* I see your side-eye. I get it, bubbles are a staple of hot weather, a symbol of childhood. And kids freaking love them. I just don’t understand it. That and fireworks. And sandboxes. And pet hamsters. Ew.
So a couple months back, my husband and I were talking about how easy it is having a toddler and how boring life has become now that she has little tantrums and is able to sprint away from us in public and does things like eat crayons and grind her dinner into the living room
As I write this, it’s still only 44 degrees outside. This week my daughter told me I need to start sending a coat with her to school again – she’s cold on the play ground! But there are buds on the trees and daffodils blooming, so we’re calling it Spring – finally! Even though the
The last couple of years have been super nostalgic ones for me; I feel like I’m constantly celebrating silly anniversaries. The day I found out I was pregnant, the day I told my family I was pregnant, the day I found out I was having a girl… My brain is already so full that sometimes
As if Lenny turning one last month wasn’t enough of a reminder, we have hit some milestones lately that have shown us just how much our little baby is turning into a little boy. Most notably, Lenny started in a new room at daycare this morning. He is no longer an “Infant”; he is now
“I don’t want to wear jeans! I want to wear a skirt! NOOOOOO! This one is wrong!” I know what the problem is: The skirt doesn’t flare out when she spins. “CP, that skirt looks beautiful. You look great. Mommy’s skirt doesn’t flare when I spin either. But you still look great.” *crumbles to the
I have been remiss in not getting back to a few of you who left comments for me somewhat recently. No real excuse except for the usual busy-ness. It’s on my list, I promise. Nothing profound in this week’s post. Just an attempt to crowd-source a solution to a child care issue headed my way
[image credit] I’m embarking on some new career/business pursuits (more on those later), and they are, unsurprisingly, taking a physical and mental toll on me. While this was to be expected, I am nonetheless evaluating the situation to see if I might be able to take some steps to make my life easier right