Okay, so I am only about 3 months into having 3 kids, and I have to admit, I have already noticed a difference in myself. It might sound weird, but I didn’t feel this way with two. Here are some things I noticed so far. -I have learned to let things go more. Before, when … More 3 Kids Can Really Change You
It’s a rarity. I love my mother-in-law. Many people have issues with theirs, for various reasons. But mine, is amazing. When my maternity leave ended, my husband got two weeks paternity. Overlapping with that, my in-laws came up for my eldest’s birthday and then ended up staying two weeks; so when my husband went back … More Mother in Laws aren’t ALL bad…
The other day, I was at my holiday party. The people there were all so sweet and asking how I was feeling, what we were planning on naming the baby, and saying how good I looked. “You can barely tell from behind that you are even pregnant!” “It looks like you swallowed a basketball-and that’s … More How much do you love kids?
Today was a first for me in motherhood. No, it wasn’t that my kid walked for the first time or said their first word. It was that I didn’t stress out about staying home with my sick child. Yep, that’s it. It seems small, but believe me, for someone who battles depression and anxiety and … More A first for me
You see her. You know the one. The mom who does everything, keeps everything organized, and looks like she stepped out of the pages of a J Crew catalog. You know that she’s come from a PTO meeting, made a five course dinner, and is at the top of her work. (Okay, maybe the last … More How does she do it?
As I was driving along today, I noticed an obscene amount of people in their yards. It was an ok day weather-wise, and I could see if the people were retired, that would make sense. Mind you, it was in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week. Or if they had … More The grass is always greener…
In our last ditch effort to enjoy the few remaining days of summer, we were at the beach recently. My eldest wanted to go and get water, and I was getting sick of going back and forth to the water for both of my kids to simply pour out the water and request more (in … More The Enabler
How is that I can be ready to go, kids in the car, even DRIVING to my destination and STILL be late? I have tried everything. Getting ready earlier, setting my clock earlier, getting in the car earlier, even if it means missing something important. Nothing works. I still manage to be late, wherever I … More Shaking hands with the clock
They can do anything. Yes, they wipe poopy asses. Besides that, they do so much more. I learned this firsthand while I was pregnant with my first child. I was holding my nephew and he projectile vomited all over me. Not knowing I would need a change of clothes on my visit, my sister handed … More The Magic of the Wipe
Well, here it is. I am 40-something blog posts into my blog on WordPress, and I am going to take a moment to reflect on why I blog/how I got started. To be honest, Crazy Grad Mama and I have a LOT in common. Motherhood, post partum depression, post graduate struggles. To feel like I am normal … More Reflections…why I became a blogger.