Momming

Being a dedicated mom is work. Before reading any further, please note the period. As I prepare to return to the working world, contemplating how I will “account” for the six-month hole in my resume, I find myself struggling with the notion that somehow, somefuckinghow, being a mom isn’t enough. Everyone knows it’s considered highly […]

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Well, it finally happened. I’m going back to work next week. I’m excited to get back into a routine that is steady but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t already overwhelmed with the changes. It’s funny how life works, I suppose; just when I was beginning to realize how much I enjoyed spending […]

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Does anyone know the odds of a one-year old getting possessed by a demon? It seems like the odds would be pretty low but based on my experience with Abbott last night, I’m wondering if maybe it’s more common than I think. Last night at about 11:30 we heard screaming come from the boys’ room. […]

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Parenting is mostly about the little moments – the first words, the first teeth, the first steps, the long snuggles, the sweet giggles, the small hands, the first solo trip down the slide, the smiles at pick-up and long, warm hugs at drop off – but sometimes, just sometimes, parenting is about the big moments. […]

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You know what life with boys is? A contact sport. At only one and three, you might think I was going say something cutesy and adorable about how sweet it is, about mama’s boys who pick me flowers and whispering little ‘I love yous’ with their perfect, tiny adorable voices into my ear, who gently pet […]

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Before I became a mom – I mean, even when I was pregnant – you wouldn’t believe how many times I said, “I’m not going to be that mom.” Oh no, no. I was going to be the mom who didn’t let her kids eat shitty snacks, who was never going to feed them fast […]

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I have to tell you guys about a dream I had last night: Seth and I and a bunch of other people – some I knew and most I didn’t – were taking this bus north to tailgate for something. I couldn’t tell where we were but we were definitely in the country, on what […]

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I’ve been volunteering at the boys’ school for the past couple of months and, let me tell you, it has been an experience. As I’m sure you can imagine it’s a bit chaotic but mostly, it’s so much fun. Matty stops in to see me every day I’m there, sometimes multiple times a day. Last […]

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Marty has started preschool and IT IS showing. He is verbal in ways I was hoping he wouldn’t be for at least a decade. But he’s also so hilarious and spunky that there are days he literally makes me laugh cry. He is a ball of light and emotion and love and I DON’T WANT […]

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I spend so much time here on Abbott and June focusing on what it means to be a mom, what it looks like to live with two small, constantly-evolving humans and what it is to be a parent in today’s day and age. Every now and then I’ll sprinkle in tidbits about my relationship with […]

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