Mother’s Day is coming. You look forward to the day with your toddler, knowing you will be the recipient of something created by their little hands. Your mind drifts to Mother’s Days past, and to the treasures the child that has been gone for almost ten years lovingly gave you. You are a bereaved parent… Read More To The Bereaved Mama on Mother’s Day
I am going away for the weekend, and my bestie is pitching in to watch my toddler while my husband works his night shift. Over drinks last week, we agreed it would be awesome if I put together a little manifesto on what looking after her looks like. And, obviously post it here so she… Read More A Quick Guide to Babysitting My Toddler
My 19-month old daughter was up late last night, crying for no discernible reason…sometimes she just wants me in the room, I guess-whether I am rocking and crying to myself in a corner or not. Thus, this morning was no picnic. She was clingy (which I am totally cool with, I’ll take the snuggles where… Read More Happy Friday? Poopoo.
I have always wanted a wife. Unfortunately, being heterosexual probably precludes me from that, but I really think I need one. Every afternoon when I pick up my daughter from daycare her provider and I go through the usual: “how did she nap, did she poop, what did she eat”, etc. My spouse cares for our… Read More 5 Reasons My Daycare Provider Might Be The Wife I Always Wanted
I am all about finding the happy in a sea of crap. It doesn’t always work out that way, and sometimes I have to just accept that it is a sea of crap and walk away. I always try to find the lesson that I am supposed to learn from the sea of crap, though,… Read More 7 Fringe-y Benefits of Mommyhood
I have a friend who has twin girls, 19 months old. She also happens to be my daycare provider, and for a little boy as well. She is awesome with my daughter, and I am so lucky to have her, as a friend and a daycare provider. I didn’t realize HOW lucky until my girl… Read More Moms of multiples WIN
My house is quiet for the first time since 7 am. My 9-month old daughter is sleeping (finally), and hubby just went to bed. Super Bowl is over (Go Hawks!), and the SB requisite snacks have been packed up and the chili put in the fridge. We had an awesome family day: did some running… Read More Why am I Keeping Score??
I was mean-girled in public school….well, not so much ‘girled’ as mostly everybody, but I did have a few close friends that I still have. A few of us have kids, a few of us don’t, but we stay in touch and keep up with each others’ lives. I thought all of the insecurity of needing… Read More Breaking In Is Hard To Do