Momming

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 […]

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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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I have a comondrum (that’s obviously what a conundrum on a Monday is called) and this one is legit. I actually need your help. There is one major goal of parenting and, as simple and maybe stupid as it may sound, that is to keep my kids alive. I would say that’s the bottom tier of […]

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A couple weeks back, after much prodding on my part, our house become a device-free zone between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. We could use our phones to take photos or videos but we couldn’t filter/caption/share them until after 8pm. Other than that, no devices were allowed. In the beginning, the first night was not hard. […]

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Tidbit – tid·bit – noun – A small and particularly interesting item of gossip or information. My Babe is Talking This week my 21 month old, AKA my 1.5 year old, started talking. And I’m not talking about words, I’m talking about conversations, understanding what I’m saying and formulating appropriate (and fucking adorable) responses. I’ve never spent much time […]

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I have a comondrum (obviously that’s what a conundrum on Monday is called). Will someone PLEASE, for the love of God, explain to me the sizing of baby clothes? I’m like the billionth trillionth person in the world to have a baby (let alone that it’s 2016) and yet it would seem that primitive toddlers are sizing […]

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