Momming

As you know, Father’s Day is this weekend and I just wanted to take a quick moment to thank all the dads, but specifically the ones who didn’t have to be. Don’t get me wrong, I am 100% thankful for ALL the dads out there but my first-hand experience isn’t that of a daughter born to a man who […]

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This morning Matty woke up with an unidentified rash and – turns out – he has strep. So we’re home today – eating dino nuggets, watching Minions and trying to stay cool (aka keep our collective sanity). While it stinks that Matty’s sick, I think it’s sort of a blessing in disguise because we don’t get a lot […]

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1972… Today, 44 years later… There’s no other way to describe how I’m doing today other than to say I’m struggling. Over the weekend, the biggest terror attack inside the U.S. since 9/11 AND the deadliest hate crime against a gay target in American history, rolled into one, took place. Orlando, my heart, my prayers, my […]

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The last two days around here have been pretty eventful and by “eventful” I mean mostly in mom ways. Monday evening Abbott started developing a cough – it was dry and infrequent so I sort of chalked it up to…being a baby and developing immunities? He slept okay – not his best – but he still […]

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Like the overly eager parent I am, I peer pressured Seth into letting us take the boys to the Henry Doorly Zoo on Monday. In case you’re wondering, the weather was beautiful (it was definitely a beach day). And in case you don’t remember, it was Memorial Day. So, no, it wasn’t busy at all (HAHAHAHAHA). The […]

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I’ve often found myself wondering why both of my kids are boys. Not that I don’t love having two boys but I’m one of those super annoying people who believes everything happens for a reason, and so I find myself wondering (more than you’d think) why I had boys. During my first pregnancy I really, […]

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Fire works. Just add them to that depressing list of things that are completely, absolutely awesome until you have kids. Ugh. Last night I was sitting in bed catching up on the news -ok, fine, I was catching up on There Goes the Motherhood (which – are those women nuts or am I living in another […]

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and all I can think about is how grateful I am to be one. I know the holiday is about moms and that my kids don’t really have a choice to keep me — because they’re stuck with me — but I’m so grateful. Regardless of how much work it is […]

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Yesterday morning while I was getting ready I had the Today Show on in the background. They had a small segment on mom-shaming and, of course, I had to know what they were talking about. It wasn’t anything I haven’t already talked about (here or here) but the topic was getting a little attention after the internet […]

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Dear Matty, Why don’t you like to sleep? Don’t you know sleep is magical…and essential to basic life functions? Don’t you know you need it? I know I need it. Is it because you have “terrible” parents who didn’t sleep train you? Who let you choose to co-sleep (of course without calling it that because we didn’t want […]

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