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
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?
That I am kind of a mess. When most people hear that I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, they assume that I suffer from the type that they’ve seen portrayed in movies or on television shows. The type of OCD that makes people clean their homes like they are prepping for surgery to happen on their… Continue reading You might be surprised to know…
Fear. It is the only word that accurately describes the look a host gives us when my sisters and I go out to eat with our children. I was thinking about this the other night, as I drove home from a glorious, childfree, dinner with Cassie and Brittany. I love, love, love being with Riley,… Continue reading Proper Restaurant Etiquette (or lack there of)
Dear Moms and Dads of the World, I want you to know that I am guilty. Guilty of judging you and your parenting choices. Before having my own kids, it was easy to look at a situation and say, “I will never do that.” Well, I have kids now and let me just say, I… Continue reading No Judgement, Please.
So, by now you may know that I have a slight, ok unhealthy, addiction to gossip magazines. One of my favorites,US Weekly, always has a section where a chosen celebrity lists 25 unknown facts about themselves. I mean, who doesn’t like juicy secrets about strangers you’ll never meet? I know I do. When I first… Continue reading 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me: OCD Edition
Technically, this Sunday will be my second Mother’s Day as a mom (if you don’t count being a mom to my fur-babies that is). Riley was born a few weeks before Mother’s Day last year, but the whole experience was so brand spanking new that I was too overwhelmed to really enjoy it. This year… Continue reading Thank you, Mom
When I set out to write this blog, I promised myself that I would always be open and honest about how OCD affects my life. I realize now that I haven’t really done that. I truthfully feel like you’d all have me committed if I invited you to experience the craziness that goes through my… Continue reading The Raccoons! Beware of the Raccoons!
The first signs of spring are always a welcomed sight to Vermonters. The birds are chirping, the lake is thawing, and the below zero temperatures are just a faint, distant memory. Though I am jumping for joy with the rest of the pasty-white citizens of this gorgeous state, I am also starting to worry about… Continue reading Sandy beaches or hazardous waste pits?
This Thursday is Riley’s birthday. The first anniversary of the day that Pat and I were blessed with the most deliciously sweet, smart, and feisty little girl any parent could ever ask or hope for. I can honestly say that Riley has given me the most rewarding, love-filled, and happiest year of my life. And… Continue reading 20 things I hope for my daughter on her first birthday