Alyssa Wheatley, blogger of My Life in Real Color, is one of the sassiest, most fun, and most caring people I've ever met (via FaceTime). Even though she's faced personal struggles, her raw sense of humor and love of her child, husband, and literature (most of the time in that order) make her blog an… Continue reading Baddass Mom– My Life In Real Color
I finally did it. I wore a two piece to swim lessons today. I thought I would feel self-conscious. When that didn't come, I thought I would feel invincible. I guess I did a little bit, but what I really felt was something I hadn't felt about my body for a long time-- comfort.… Continue reading Mom Bod
It's true-- I work a lot. Probably too much. It's hard when you love both your job and your family. Because I spend so much of my time away from home, or studying, or blogging, it's important to keep a pretty organized schedule.
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