Momming

Yesterday I received the boys’ 2016-2017 Family Handbook for the new “school” year and I can’t remember the last time I was so nervous. For those of us with kids in child care centers across the country, this is one of those moments we dread. It’s one of the defeating moments that comes with parenting. We go […]

Continue Reading

Have you ever woken up one day and just been convinced your child actually belongs to Satan? Because I have. And it was this morning. To sum up the last couple weeks in my world of parenting, I will say Abbott has been a dream (I never want him to grow up) and Matty has been […]

Continue Reading

I’mmmmmmm BAAAAAAACK and I have a commondrum (that’s obviously what a conundrum is called on a Monday – even though it’s Tuesday, we’ll just pretend). Over the weekend I went on my first real ma-cation (i.e., mom vacation) and I’m still recovering. We went to Nashville where 3 out of 5 of us had never been – […]

Continue Reading

This morning was one of those mornings. Seth’s alarm clock went off but was mysteriously silent (and by mysteriously, I mean I’m assuming he silenced it and doesn’t remember), my phone was dead (offuckingcourse), my kids strangely slept like angels for much longer than usual and the sun was just soft enough not to wake any […]

Continue Reading

So it happened, Matty turned two and everything was – as semi-predicted – freaking fabulous. But saying goodnight to him and walking out of his room last night was bittersweet. On one hand, we’d all wake up today and nothing would be different but on the other hand, I was anxious because I wasn’t prepared for today – […]

Continue Reading

Last night the inevitable happened; Marty dropped his first legit F word. And while, on some scale, this probably makes me a terrible mother, I can’t lie, I’m pretty impressed by his timing. Now, as you can imagine, I probably swear more than I “should” in daily conversations with friends and family but I haven’t […]

Continue Reading

This morning Matty refused to wear the red striped shirt because he wanted to wear a shark shirt – a shark shirt?! Dude. How does he know that somewhere in our house there is a shark shirt? Is there a shark shirt? Which shark shirt? Sharks. Sharks?! Where did my baby go? 5 minutes later he refused to […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading