Too often parenting in public situations leaves one vulnerable to disapproving looks, head shakes, eye rolls, and from the most bold-faced of strangers, a scathing comment that makes you feel like absolute shit regarding your parenting inabilities. I'm not sure why strangers think that these comments are remotely helpful. You know what's helpful? Keeping your … Continue reading Speak Out
It was our wedding anniversary. I had a glass (okay, maybe two) of champagne. I made my husband suffer through our wedding video and grinned idiotically as I looked back fondly at the expensive professional photos from our wedding. I felt every bit the giddy bride, except for the fact that I was in my … Continue reading The Happiest Day of My Life
Today is my little sister's birthday. As the older sister our entire life was filled with me authoritatively hitting each milestone before she had a chance to. Becoming an expert in all things "life" and bequeathing that knowledge to my younger sis whether or not she asked for it. Unsurprisingly, she bristled at my bossiness … Continue reading Sister Sister
Last week, a tale of parental non-serious horror unfolded before my very eyes. As I sat the kids down for lunch, I spied a black Sharpie marker laying in the middle of the living room floor. With the cap off. My heart plummeted to my stomach and I'm pretty sure I started saying "NO! NO! … Continue reading It’s Complicated
Next week my oldest, AJR, turns four. Two days later, his sister Olivia turns two. A lot of my time leading up to their birthdays has been spent looking up cake inspiration on Pinterest as I have a standing tradition where I make their birthday cakes each year. Driving to one Target and two Toys … Continue reading Becoming Mom
Holy crap. It's already August. Where is the summer going? What have we done these past two months? What do we have to show for it? Can you hear the anxiety dripping from my fingertips onto the keyboard? Summer is so fun. Summer is also a lot of work. One morning I was huffing and … Continue reading Down On Frazzled Rock
It's been a year since I started a blog and began oversharing way too much about my mothering inadequacies and crazy kids. This has been one of the fastest years of my life, which is something I say about pretty much every single year, but this time I mean it. When I started this endeavor … Continue reading Happy Blogaversary!