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 say this all the time. Especially when I'm writing anything less than a glowing review of motherhood and my children. It's a phrase that all moms and parents utter from time to time if they feel their complaints are too scathing, too cold-blooded, too un-nurturing. It's the universal disclaimer, the parental version of "with … Continue reading The Mom Disclaimer
I have a knack for jinxing things when it comes to my kids. If something is going well in regards to my kids then I really need to learn to shut the F up about it. I need to learn that it's okay to just say "oh, they're fine" and move on. No one needs … Continue reading Swimming With the Fishes
Kids are great in so many fantastic ways. They're also the worst in a whole host of others. The other day I thought I had crept upstairs to use the bathroom in a rare moment of privacy when I heard the thundering of elephants coming down the hall. And by elephants I mean my two … Continue reading Reasons Why Having Kids is Like Being in a Horror Movie
A few weeks ago I posted this picture of myself to social media: This wasn't taken from a trip to the zoo or even some elaborate birthday party that featured an exotic animal demonstration. This was my pet snake. Her name was Jackie and she was a docile ball python that I received one year … Continue reading My M.O.M.
At 18 months, my daughter is certifiably addicted to her pacifier. Like she can't even see pictures of babies with pacifiers in their mouthes before she starts smacking her lips in desperate need for a pacifier herself. You know how people say "Don't worry. They won't go off to college doing that!" Well, I'm not … Continue reading Pacifier Problems
For the second week in a row my husband is traveling for work. And not just an overnight trip, I'm talking two 5-day trips. For a stay at home mom, a trip that long might as well be a prison sentence with adorable, yet a-holey guards. It's exhausting being on duty literally 24/7 with zero reprieve … Continue reading On the Road Again