Momming

Today has already been one of those days, and it’s hardly even begun. I’ve been up for, like, an entire day already. And I realize for some people waking up at 3:45am might be typical but the only times I’ve ever been up at 4am are child related, travel related or party related. I think […]

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Have you ever taken the CliftonStrengths Strength Finder test? If so, when you read through your results, did you – um – cry? Or, like, struggle to hold back tears?? Oh, ok. So it’s just me, then? Awesome. For those who are unfamiliar, the test is supposed to identify your personal talents, the areas where […]

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Two weekends ago, Seth and I decided we were going to take the boys to one of those Halloween pop-up stores. We thought it would be fun for them to walk around and look at all of the costumes to get an idea of the things they could be and a good way to get […]

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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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