As I sit in the airport, two hours early for my flight, I sit and drink a glass of wine. And while I sit, I have time to think. What’s that, you say? I haven’t the faintest idea. In our world nowadays, we are moving faster than we can think. There is more demands on … More What did I do with all my free time before kids?
I saw you, as you struggling to pay for your items or deal with your returns at the cashier and keep your child in the stroller happy. I saw you, as you tried paying attention to both the employee and your daughter, as she screamed and screamed (your daughter, not the cashier). I watched for … More To the mom in line at L.L. Bean, I see you.
Every now and again, there is something that makes you happy, makes you smile. You try to make those moments last forever. Many times, I find myself just looking wistfully at my kids, until they snap me out of it with a cute smile and a “what, momma?” It makes you happy to just look … More Wowed.
Have you ever wondered what being a supermom really looks like? The first picture that comes to mind is a mom, with curlers in her hair, holding an infant or toddler in one arm, while vacuuming with the other, dressed for success, with several other children milling about, with dinner on stove. That’s what I … More SuperMom
I have a newly found respect for the single moms out there. Yes, I have been with the three kids by myself for various times. But this has been the longest. Yes, my husband went away for a few days in the summer. But I was off from work, and the kids and I didn’t … More Single mothers of the world, I salute you
Once upon a time, there was a mom. A mom who dreaded vacations (trips) with her family because it always seemed to be more effort than it was worth. But, after a few days of packing her kids and then one hour packing herself the night before the weeklong trip, she was sort of ready. … More Survival of the Fittest
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