I know a woman who has two kids. These two kids co-sleep with her. They can’t sleep without her. Case en point, when we went out one night, they were still awake when we returned (very late, I might add) because they couldn’t go to sleep without their mom in the bed. I would’ve understood, … More This bed ain’t big enough for all of you
When my husband and I decided we would have children it was after we had been together as man and wife for some time. I wanted to have that special time between the two of us because I knew that our lives would change forever when we had kids. He admitted to me later on … More Knocked up??
“Just get used to it. You will have to do a lot while he is working, and you also have to work your full time job, too.” These words were from my sister when I was asking her how much her husband helps out around the house with the kids. She was speaking from when … More Mr. Mom
Although so far we are up to hurdle #6, this is probably higher up on my list of challenges mothers (or parents) face. The question of whether or not to pull the goalie from the net weighs heavily. And more so recently for my husband and I as we wonder if we should go for … More Shall we have another? (kid)
The other night, as I was hot-gluing together a “Frozen” puzzle that my youngest had ripped into smaller pieces, I wondered, what the hell was I doing? The puzzle belonged to my eldest, and I thought it was a prized possession by the amount of times we had put it together and taken it apart … More When to draw the line (Hurdle #5)
Something has been bothering me lately. Facebook posts and texts from the mothers who do EVERYTHING. You know the type. Those that create themes for their albums on Facebook for the oodles of pictures they take of their adventures with their children. Or the ones who have cakes for their dogs so they can spend … More The Mother I will Never Be. (Hurdle #4)
Breastfeeding. Definitely another hurdle as a mom, but I wouldn’t say it was necessarily number three on the list. (Please notice that my hurdles aren’t in order by which is the most important, they are more of just what I think of that are challenges that we face as moms, and as my mommy brain … More To give or not to give the breast, that is the question.
It’s that dreaded phone call. The “your-kid-has-that-look” or “their-temperature-is-high” call. The one that you see coming on your phone and close one eye hoping you aren’t seeing it right. With a sigh, you answer. (Or if you can’t, you listen to the voicemail as soon as possible, and feel your stomach drop and your own … More “Mommy, my belly hurts!”
Okay, so hurdle #1 to being a mom: the ever present “mommy guilt”. Especially for those of us who want to be successful at everything: marriage, mommy hood, and our careers, mommy guilt is always there. Whoever coined this phrase should be sentenced to life cooped up in a home with several small children to … More The ever present “mommy guilt”
I need to clarify. I do not mean to be cruel with the title of my blog. Especially with all of the domestic abuse media coverage as of late. But to be honest, there was no other words that could describe (or were available for blogging) to use as to how I want to portray … More Probably not what you think…(Introduction)