While it's true that in life there are many ups and downs, I would say that especially rings true when you're a parent. Parenthood is a volatile business. You can go from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs - sometimes all within the same day. Last weekend was a prime example of that. … Continue reading Ebb & Flow
I've been at this parenting gig for four and a half years now and my "gross reflex" ceases to exist. My two kids and dog have somehow gotten on the same poop cycles and rather than be disgusted that I'm basically moving from one butt to the next, I'm actually just impressed that this is … Continue reading Things That Make You Go Ew
As I lamented in my post about bra shopping after breast-feeding, your body changes in ways you never even fathomed. People talk so much about the baby weight, but can we talk about the baby shape? This is a phenomenon that leaves many women scratching their heads as they are (praise be!) back to their pre-pregnancy weight, … Continue reading Bathing Suit Time
A few weeks ago I got the asinine idea to transition Olivia to a big girl bed. I even began to romanticize the idea a little bit as I looked longingly at the Pottery Barn Kids website at the gorgeous and college-education priced bedding sets. I thought, hey, maybe it won't be so bad. Then I … Continue reading Big Girl Bed Battles
Yesterday was the first day of spring and what better way to commemorate the occasion with an announcement of yet another major snowstorm moving through the area. I spent the morning grocery shopping with everyone else in the state of New Jersey as we pick up the essential french toast fixings - milk, toast, and … Continue reading Snowed In. Again.
I love to read. I always have. From a young age my mom nurtured a love for reading and books that rivaled her own voracious appetite. A good portion of my childhood and teen years were fondly spent laying on a blue love-seat underneath the picture window of our house pouring through the stacks of books … Continue reading Book Worms
All of a sudden, my stage five clinger has totally turned on me. Since birth, Olivia has been all about mommy all the time. However, whether it's my stern, mommy-don't-play-that attitude or the fact that she's just grown bored of me, Dad is totally fetch right now. A part of me is a little hurt. … Continue reading Daddy’s Girl