Momming

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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It seems strange to be able to sit down at a computer and write words in English when my three-year old has me wondering if I even speak English anymore. You’re reading this, right? This is English, isn’t it? I mean, it honestly doesn’t matter what I say. I could say three two-letter words, I […]

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This morning I was lying in bed thinking about how much I didn’t want to get out of bed when I overheard the MOST toddler conversation I’ve ever heard. Toddlers are unappeasable, unpleasant, unpredictable and fragile creatures. I know this. WE know this. It’s not new. But sometimes, for some maddening reason, I let myself fall into […]

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