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 [...]

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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 [...]

For all the moms who feel a little lost

I can say with complete honesty that being a mom is one of the most glorious things I've done, but it's also been the hardest by far. Along with all the snuggles, giggles, and childish wonder, motherhood brings exhaustion and sacrifice. I think we've all been there. Before kids you swear you won't let them [...]

The season of our lives

The season of our lives

I feel like I have a million things going on at all times, and this blog has taken a little bit of a back seat, which frustrates me. But I've been working on some things behind the scenes that are working toward some professional goals of mine, which is exciting. It's just been another thing [...]

Blue Sky Day

Blue Sky Day

Somehow it's been nearly a month since I've returned to work. It's incredible to me how fast a month goes when you're having, err, fun? More like when you're raising kids and working full time. I was driving to work today and thinking about how I feel leaps and bounds better mentally than I did [...]

Mom Tag 2018

Mom Tag 2018

I've been tagged by Aleeya Azimulla Blogs About Mom Stuff to do a short little Q&A about motherhood. So here it goes! 1. How many children do you have? Two boys: 3 and 3 months 2. How old were you when you had your first? 28 3. What’s your favorite part about being a mommy? Watching my [...]

Let it go

Anxiety is a beast of a thing. There is seemingly endless things to worry about. But here's one of the things that gives me anxiety that is truly annoying: I'm one of those people hesitant to let people borrow things because I fear it will get lost. Not even something of value or meaning. It [...]

My decaffeinated life

The fact that I've had to cut out regular coffee from my exhausted life has made me sad. And now, I've had to bid adieu to all caffeinated beverages. So long, Diet Coke. On the one hand, I've wanted to cut out soda for a long time. I'm aware of the warnings of artificial sweeteners, [...]

Baby gear I love for newborn to 3 months

Now that I am back in the thick of babyhood, I've thought a lot about the gear that I really can't do without and the crap I amassed that is useless. Preparing for a baby is exciting and overwhelming. There seems to rules and guidelines for everything baby and so much baby gear thrown in [...]