You are a steam engine, running around tirelessly from the moment you awaken at 6:30 am to your midday too-short nap to your evening slumber. You beg us to go outside, rain or shine, even though you’ve already been three times that day, shouting “Ousside ousside ousside ousside” as you bang on the door. I… Continue reading Thank You For Being A Firecracker
I have a vivacious 17 month old daughter. Her energy, enthusiasm, and endurance make her this incredible force to be reckoned with. She is observant and tenacious. While these traits make her the closest toddler I know to Wonder Woman, they are not mirrored by her exhausted parents. Thus, comes The Tale of Wonder Toddler… Continue reading I See You, Mom in Airport
This is hard for me to admit, but I made a mistake this week. I know, I know. Moms are supposed to be perfect. If we're not perfect, we certainly shouldn't be admitting to making mistakes. We should at least live in a world where moms can be perceived as perfect. Shockingly, I'm not. I'm… Continue reading But Moms Can’t Make Mistakes!
Hello, Austin, TX! I don't usually write reviews of places I take my child, mostly because I haven't fallen in love with any place enough to leave the rantings and ravings typical for this blog. I have to tell you, Little Land Play Gym Buda is an outstanding place for kids of all ages. Not only that,… Continue reading Little Land Play Gym Is Buda’s Kid Hot Spot
Oh, hello daughter of mine. Yes, I did say that. Hello, daughter of mine. Remember that? That time I spent 50 hours in labor with you? That time I spent ten months pregnant with you? Sacrificing my body, hair, feet, and face for you? Yes, face. What do you think hormones do? I'm so proud… Continue reading Why The F*** Won’t You Say Mama
Hello, Ladies and Gents. Look at this handsome man: That's my husband. I know what you're thinking-- who is that good looking woman next to him? Just kidding. I know everyone's thinking how amazingly attractive he is. Not to rub it in, but he's an even more amazing father and husband. You see, my husband… Continue reading Why My Husband is Great–And Why Yours Should Be, Too
I was having a long, wonderful conversation with my friend, writer of Raw Uncensored Mom , (someone you should totally follow, by the way) about the ridiculously crazy things people think it’s okay to say to a mom. Let’s discuss: 1. When’s number two (or three, or whatever number you’re on) going to be here? Stop. Asking.… Continue reading Things Not To Say To A Mom
Sharing the Holidays: "We compromise without resentment. We go in knowing that we may be sacrificing time with our loved ones, but we're gaining times with other loved ones. "
Know that I love you. Yes, my stories of the babe chasing cats may get old to you or her growing a tooth or waking up at 2:00 a.m. can get annoying, but hearing you say, "Man, that sucks" means the world to me.
We just celebrated my daughter's first birthday! I cannot believe it. She's one. What a whirlwind of a year. From horrible experiences at daycare to awesome daycare experiences, difficulties breastfeeding to fights on social media, it's been a fantastic year with my darling daughter. We just threw her first birthday and it was amazing, tiresome, and… Continue reading Throwing Your Child’s First Birthday