I hated middle school. I had a group of friends whom I thought were close to me. But then, one day in 7th grade, I got a note in my locker which was the same words, over and over again, that showed me I was out. Done. Finished. They ignored me to my face, refused … More Breaking into the “mom friend” circle
As parents, we are constantly trying to protect our kids from everything in the world that will hurt them. We buckle them and double-check their seatbelts are on correctly. We make sure they have helmets on when they are riding bikes. We teach them how to look both ways before they cross the street. We … More When safe isn’t safe enough
Dear husband, It’s been 10 years. Yes, I know! I can’t believe it either! We’ve been together for longer, although we often debate the actual amount of time (there is a dispute about when we were officially dating). It’s been a wild ride, and we’ve shared a lot of ups and downs. But lately, I … More An open letter to my husband in our 10th year of marriage
Yes, we split a lot. He cooks, I will clean. He does all of the outside yard work, I vacuum inside and keep things tidy indoors. I will often deal with the baby while he takes care of the older two. But there are times, more often lately than not, that I feel like the … More Why do I always have to be the parent?
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…
Do you ever have those days? The ones where your kid just gets under your skin, and you can’t pinpoint exactly why? I had one of those. They wouldn’t. Stop. Moving. The new thing that entertains both of my kids is making tents and forts out of blankets and their small couches. It does keep … More My kid was so bleeping annoying today.
I never thought I’d dread something as much as I dread these. Okay, maybe I don’t dread them that much, especially if there is alcohol there (not sure who was the first one to think of having alcohol for adults at a kid’s party, but God bless them). I even dread my own kids parties. … More The minefield that is kid’s birthday parties
Everything. After going to my six-week check-up, my doctor didn’t offer me any more time. And even before I had the baby, she informed me that by medical standards, they can’t guarantee any more than six weeks for regular delivery and eight weeks for a c-section. Seriously?? That is enough time to recuperate physically AND … More What is wrong with maternity leave in America?
We have it figured out. After breastfeeding for six weeks and several poop samples later, my youngest has been diagnosed with a milk and/or soy allergy. They had a 50/50 shot at having it, and we knew it. Our other two kiddos had it, and both my husband and I had milk allergies as babies. We … More Finally, an answer