I always knew I wanted children, which trust me, surprised everyone in my life, because I have never actually really liked kids. But, that aside, I knew I wanted my own. Now, after two pregnancies filled with vomiting and heartburn, two natural births, and two little humans that test my sanity and tolerance (both for… Continue reading The Third Child Debate
The pacifier, also known as a paci, soothie, binky, nuk, or in my case, “Sally,” evokes very strong feelings in people everywhere. It’s easy to judge parents whose school-aged children walk down the street with a pacifier in their mouth, but that is the extreme, not the norm. For most, it is just a beloved… Continue reading The Great Pacifier Debate
There should be a support group for parents struggling with potty training their little humans. I imagine it would be called Potty Training Anonymous and would consist of frazzled mothers, strung out on caffeine, sitting in a circle drinking boxed wine, while sharing war stories about their toddler’s toilet habits. My story would go like… Continue reading What All Those Parenting Books Aren’t Telling You About Potty Training
Parenting and sleep go together like oil and water. They just don’t mix. When I was pregnant, everyone said that I should rest and sleep as much as possible; because once the baby arrived, I would never sleep again. They were right. Those newborn years were rough. I’m not going to lie, there were days… Continue reading My Toddler’s Best Excuses for Refusing to Go to Sleep
I’d like to preface what I am about to say by stating that I am actually a brutally honest person. You can rest assured that 99 percent of the time, if you ask me something, I will shoot it to you straight. That being said, parenting little humans is ridiculously hard, both physically and emotionally.… Continue reading Why the Little White Lies I tell My Children Aren’t Going to Hurt Them
I spend approximately 30 percent of my daily life in the car. Some people save their deep thoughts for the shower, or after the kids go to sleep, which is silly because that is the time to drink massive amounts of wine and watch mindless TV shows like The Bachelor, but for me it is… Continue reading This is what moms really think about in the car
New Years Eve. A night filled with wonder, drunken shenanigans, glitter, fun glasses with the New Year on them, and of course, a New Year’s kiss. Over the years, my NYE adventures have varied, from pre-gaming and going to the bars, classy dinners with my bae (yea, that’s you, Pat) and nights that are a… Continue reading Is that you, New Years?
December is usually filled with holiday cheer and laughter, hot cocoa by the fire, Christmas tree trimming, and anxious children awaiting Santa’s arrival. This year however, December has brought my family some unwanted, and unpleasant, gifts. So, to try and get back into the holiday spirit, here is a more realistic rendition of the “Twelve… Continue reading A Mother’s Rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas
When I was pregnant with Riley, I searched the Internet far and wide to find the perfect diaper bag. I wanted it to be cute and functional, but mostly cute. Since then, I’ve had several bags, most of which are now in the back of my closet, with sparse remnants of a “baby and me”… Continue reading Diaper Bag Backpack by CheekyTummy is pure genius
Too many things to count, honestly. I have a wonderful family, amazingly fabulous friends, a husband who is just as handsome, sweet, and annoying…errr… I mean funny, as the day I met him, and of course, my two-little baby monsters, who fill my life with so much love, snuggles, laughs, tears, poop, and germs that… Continue reading What am I thankful for?