Oh, girls. . . You’re giving me a run for my money today. . Mae, you cried more than usual last night. Which is saying a lot because you are a newborn, after all. I think you knew today was your due date so you were partying-celebrating your would-be birthday. I got frustrated and felt […]Read More In the Trenches
It. is. happening. I am having a baby. And I would say I don’t believe it but that would be a bold faced lie. I do believe it because I am moody as hell, I have a four month bump (I am not four months along, yet) and too many turns in the car makes […]Read More When You Finally Get Pregnant–and You Feel a Little Bit Guilty.
NO ONE AROUND HERE EVER THINKS ABOUT WHAT I NEED OR WANT! Please, for the love of Target, tell me I am not the only one who has yelled this after a particularly difficult day. Bonus points if you also do this while angrily throwing dirty dishes in the sink. But the thing is, I […]Read More You are not a burden.
Oh, look! Another parenting article about having it all! Here is the part where I tell you that you can’t have it all — it’s just impossible. Or, I tell you you can have it all — in these ten easy steps. I might even sell you something at the end. The thing about having it […]Read More How to unlearn the myth of ‘having it all’
I was talking to girlfriends today about how I lost my mind last night. I was yelling at everyone in my house, crying and carrying on. There were a multitude of stressors but the final straw was a glass of milk, set on the counter, instead of emptied and rinsed. They kindly reminded me that […]Read More How to keep from going crazy (even if you feel like you already have)
Over and over again, I found myself saying, “I am really lucky” and “We are so blessed” as people congratulated us at our wedding. Yes, it’s true — I am blessed beyond measure to have a healthy family, a partner who is committed to me and my daughter, and the joy of sharing all of […]Read More Yes I’m blessed — but I did the work
My little girl’s only requirement for my upcoming wedding was that she be able to wear the floor length, twirly dress of her dreams. Having secured said dress and being just a few weeks away from the big day, I have been able to reflect on the process of planning a wedding with a young […]Read More What wedding planning with my daughter taught me about family