Letting in the Sunshine

It's been a minute. I blinked and my baby turned one. I gotta say, I am loving him at this age. He's walking and so damn happy. I've been hustling to find a plan to spend more time with my boys. And I'm excited that it may becoming a real possibility. More to come on [...]

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Babies, Boobs, and Mental Health

Babies, Boobs, and Mental Health

My baby isn't so much a baby anymore, and I don't know if I want to jump with joy or curl into a ball and cry. He just turned 11 months and took his first steps the other day. Where has the time gone? And why is he so hell bent on becoming a "toddler" [...]

3 things I’ve learned about mothering a baby and a toddler

Welcoming our second child certainly brought a shift in our family dynamic. My almost-three-year old was no longer the only child, and soon realized there was a new kid in town stealing some of mom's and dad's attention. We let our second baby's sex stay a mystery until delivery day, and were over the moon [...]

Unpopular opinion: I secretly love gender reveal parties

Unpopular opinion: I secretly love gender reveal parties

In our land of excess and social media attention, baby gender reveals have become a thing. Expecting couples plan a celebration to make an announcement of their baby's sex. Family and friends gather to watch the couple cut into a cake, leaning nervously forward to get a glimpse of either pink or blue. Or they [...]

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 [...]