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.
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
I have written a couple of times about the challenges I face with my toddler. Some of those challenges are due to his age, some of those challenges are due to the simple fact of being a mom of two. Nonetheless, toddlers are a challenge – a beautiful, crazy, unpredictable challenge. But last weekend I… Read More Motherhood and the Space Between
In the blink of an eye We have become Two different people Who resemble those we once were… And from behind all the years That gave smiles and tears We have both grown beyond What we thought we could not. The time might feel lost, Yet the love has quite gained Over peaks… Read More How Can I be 25 in Your Eyes? (an ode to my husband)
Consider this: you invite a perfect stranger into your life. You learn about each other, enjoy each other, fall in love, and one day decide, as you are no longer strangers, that you will build a life together. Perhaps you get married, perhaps you simply cohabitate. Regardless, you decide to intertwine your independent histories into… Read More Co-Parenting: A Partnership, A Team, A Lifelong Adventure
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
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…