I won’t always have a messy house

I won’t always have a messy house

It occurred to me the other day as I was vacuuming gritty dirt off the floor, tracked in from shuffling kids and dogs in and out of the house, that my home was destined to only get dirtier as the years rolled forward. My boys are three and under a year old, so there are [...]

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How I Grew My Freezer Stash to More Than 100 Bags of Breast Milk

How I Grew My Freezer Stash to More Than 100 Bags of Breast Milk

With my baby turning 8 months, I can't believe I've been I've been breastfeeding/pumping exclusively this entire time. I've gone through ups and downs of uncertainty if my supply would keep up thanks to illness and everyday stresses. But the other day, I opened up our deep freeze and saw over 100 bags of my [...]

My best made plans can be found on my pillow

My best made plans can be found on my pillow

Somehow my baby turned 8 months today. Time really flies. Like, seriously. Sleep still eludes me. The baby has been waking up numerous times a night for months, like a repeat of his older brother. Speaking of, my three year old has been waking up once during the night most nights recently. He either demands [...]

The 4-letter word I don’t like my son to say

The 4-letter word I don’t like my son to say

The first – and only – time I heard it, it stung like a knife through my tender mommy heart. My son, the threenager, was aiming his frustration toward me. He was upset with me for some typical three-year-old reason that I have since forgotten. He hesitated before he found the word his young mind [...]

The Hardest Job You Will Ever Have

The Hardest Job You Will Ever Have

No one prepares you for what motherhood is really like. People may say it's the hardest job you will ever have, but they never delve into specifics. You smile and nod along, unaware of what is to come once you have kids. They don't tell you the mind-altering state of sleep deprivation you reach when [...]