Momming

Two young boys on a dock

I’ve never really had trouble with my bowels, specifically in the #2 department. I guess it’s just one of the few things that’s come naturally to me in life and, my god, what a blessing it is. Bot has always had trouble pooping and by “trouble” I mean the kid cannot shit on a regular […]

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Two kids on a hayrack ride

I almost saw a child die in a corn pit, brought home a child with two black lungs and spent a thousand dollars on Friday night. Where, you ask? Oh, you know where.  The pumpkin patch. Pumpkin Patch /ˈpəm(p)kən paCH/ noun: pumpkin patch; plural noun: pumpkin patches A farm with broken tractors dressed up as […]

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4-year old holding a sign that reads: Will I be next? at a March for Our Lives

Before Matty started Kindergarten his elementary school hosted an open house. The school building was brand new and it was beautiful. It smelled like fresh paint, sawdust and window cleaner. I couldn’t have been more impressed. As we walked out of the school, all of our minds buzzing with anticipation and excitement, I couldn’t help […]

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Child fishing in the fog, by a lake

You know when you haven’t done something for a really long time and you decide to start doing it again? It’s a process I think has been referred to as “getting your sea legs back”. Well, I don’t think I’ve ever officially had sea legs but here I am, trying to get them back. Since […]

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Today is one of those days. One of those milestone days. The ones that make you stop and appreciate the little bits of baby still left on your preschooler’s face, the fine babyish creases in their small (but suddenly big) hands, the still wonderfully innocent smell of sunscreen and sweat that emanates from their still […]

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HOLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY SHIT. Let me get my emotions in check here. FUCK. HOLY SHIT. JEEEE-SUS. Phew. Deep breaths. Fuuuuuuck. You guys. FUUUUUUCK. Ok. God. Christ, sorry about dumping all of that on ya. I mean, I know you have to feel the same. Fuck. I am covered in sweat and surrounded by snotty, tear-y tissues. Okay. […]

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I NEED HELP, GUYS. (I think….) Someone took my kids in the middle of the night and replaced them with angelic figures identical to my kids – same voices, same cowlicks (which, by the way, what a weird fucking word), same smells and morning breath –  but they’re different because they’re ANGELS. Early this morning, […]

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AHHH, Chatty Corner! Both of the boys are talking non-stop now which is hilarious but there’s so much to jot down that I miss 80% of it. Matty’s thoughts are becoming more complex while Abbott is regularly saying, “Awe, not fair!” whenever he doesn’t like something. Whether it has anything to do with being fair […]

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This morning as we carpooled to work a little earlier than usual, the bags under my eyes practically resting on my lap and my newly colored roots looking a bit greasy, I wondered if I’d ever sleep again. I sat there in a trance while the kids pointed out the everyday sights. Seth glanced in […]

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