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
Well, it finally happened to me. Someone decided to judge me on my parenting methods. Because, obviously, I am a terrible parent. I can’t say I disagree: I like my alone time, I get frustrated with the constant no’s coming out of my own mouth, never mind the multiplied-by-100 no’s that come out of my… Read More Judge Not: No, Really – Don’t
My friend Hannah posted a video on Youtube today, and it hit me right where I needed it. She talked about how perfect we all expect ourselves to be as mothers, and that we all feel like failures when we aren’t. Since she gave me all the tears at work, I asked her if we… Read More #MamaMovieMonday
I have a confession to make: we let our toddler stay up late with us on New Year’s Eve and I did not love it. I love my kid. I love to be with her, to hang out, and take her places. When she is with me, she is my focus. Every move I make… Read More Confessions of a Tired Toddler Mama
I admit – I am not an online shopper. Ok, I wasn’t, until I discovered all the joy(?!) of Black Friday on Cyber Monday night from the bra-less comfort of my dining room table (me, not the table). I outfitted my toddler for the winter in 8 minutes or less and I didn’t even have pants… Read More 15 Etsy Stores You Didn’t Know You Loved!
My two-year old is wise beyond her years. She has almost perfected her grasp of sarcasm, and I think we are on the brink of a beautiful eyeroll. I am the proud parent (owner? manufacturer?) of what I refer to, with the utmost affection, as my little two-chebag. I adore her, and her feistiness, though… Read More 13 Life Lessons I Learned from My Two-chebag
Dearest Expectant Mama, don’t cry; that post-pregnancy glass of wine is almost within your reach. Now, I don’t know about you but when I was getting closer to my due date, I had it all under control— hahahahah, just kidding. I did, however, get all the unsolicited advice that I assumed was giving me a… Read More 8 Things I Was(n’t) Told About Giving Birth