We are not the couple who had years of wedded bliss before kids entered the picture. I mean, we’re no shotgun wedding couple either, but we had one solid (and fast) year of marriage before we heard that sweet, sweet 6 week old heartbeat, and our lives (and relationship) changed before our eyes. We are… Read More I Love You, Five Years.
One of my son’s favorite things to do is look up and find the moom. The full moom among the stars, a half moom in broad daylight, or a delicate crescent moom peeking out over the horizon. And the best part about that most gratifying search is listening to him call it out with wide… Read More Goodnight Moom
My sister had her second baby last weekend, and between her, friends, and my fellow mama community, it feels like everyone is suddenly stepping in to this 2-kid club. I am now 9 months into this craziness, and while I’m hardly seasoned, watching my sister come home with her new itty bitty, facing a new… Read More Not Easier, Less Scary
When I found out I was pregnant with my first, my husband and I waited on pins and needles, laughing our way through the longest 3 minutes of our lives. A long Monday ended with that life changing moment, a bottle of wine (for the hubby), and a night-long game of “name that baby.” The… Read More Growing into Pregnancy No. 2
Over the past two months, since I became a mother of 2, I have accepted a number of compliments and much praise from friends, family and strangers, alike, for managing two kids with so much “grace” and “ease.” But today I’m coming clean with a secret I’ve been harboring since my daughter was born –… Read More Motherhood 2.0: My Biggest Secret
Parenting is exceptionally hard, but co-parenting can (sometimes) be even harder. It’s defined by partnership, love, friendship, teamwork, trust, doubt, frustration, communication, compromise, trial, error, respect, togetherness, eye rolls, “I told you so” moments, learning, teaching, listening, hugging, fighting, laughing, self-betterment, self-reflection and self-awareness. It’s letting go but not giving up. It’s learning about yourself and… Read More Just Put on a Happy Face…
This is a tough one to write… but I need to so that I can find a way to close this chapter and move forward. About three years ago, my husband and I adopted a dog. We had finally moved from an apartment to a house, and in my mind that instantly meant a dog… Read More The Hardest Parental Decision We’ve Had to Make…
I’ve recently seen a lot of posts from other moms expressing their concern for the world in which their children are growing-up. “What kind of world am I bringing my kids into?” “How can I keep them safe in a world like this?” “I fear for my children’s futures.” I am not denying that we… Read More Why I’m Not Afraid to Raise My Kids in this World