10 Ways Motherhood Has Changed Me

 My son will be turning five this year so I have been talking a lot about him to other teachers. This Spring I have to make the big decision of if he should go to Kindergarten or not. He is so young and his motor skills aren't up to par yet, but he is so very smart with an unbelievable vocabulary....more

Sigh 4.4: If The Robe Fits....

"This was the makings of my boys' first joint effort in observational humor at my expense.  They know I would never take them to school in my robe.  They're just laying the bait for each other."...more

Realization At The Park

I realized something today while taking Arthur out to the park.Seeing as it was the nicest weather we’ve had yet the park was full of happy kids and parents.  I disentangled Arthur from the Ergo and set him on the ground.  Immediately I had a mini conversation with a mother about how cute my son’s jacket is.  Another young mom came over to coo over Arthur and her little girl gave him a pat on the head....more

The List's The Thing - 10 Things I Love About Being A Mom

Lists.  They're so hot right now.  Everyone's doing it.Anne at Belle Jar Blog did a list called "15 Assumptions That Might Be Useful To Make"Make Me A Sammich posted (the very important) "10 Things Rape Is Not"...more

Because of the Hard Stuff, I'm a Better Mom - and a Better Person All Around

In the wee hours of this morning, my baby woke up. He’s actually been sleeping really well for the past five days, so when he wouldn’t go back to sleep I was a little surprised. La babe seemed pretty congested {which hopefully doesn’t signify the start of another cold!}, so I wound up rocking him back to sleep while sitting on the bathroom floor with the shower running. In the dark. Which seems to be becoming a theme in my life....more

Motherhood Is an Ever-Evolving State of Being

When I was pregnant with Miss, I read everything I could get my hands on about being pregnant, labor and delivery, taking care of a baby, the necessary gear to take care of a baby, and so on. I joined a support group for breastfeeding moms before she was even born. I extensively researched every baby item I bought, learned all about making my own baby food (bought several “cook books” for this in fact), and obsessed over having the perfect nursery....more
@JanieJanikTankersley You're awesome J :) <3 You!more

Special Mother's Day Edition


What I want for Mother's Day...

I keep reading articles and blogs that talk about “What I Want For Mother’s Day”. They talk about breakfasts, jewelry from husbands, brunch outings, days at the spa, and a mass of other trivial bits of nonsense that don’t really mean anything....more
Wow! Can I have your boy? He is so sweet. You are one lucky mom! --One day, some girl would be ...more

Just a thursday

I think it was -2 when I woke up this morning, the coldest day of the year so far here in the greater Milwaukee area.  It was pretty windy too, and our last snow was powdery, so it was drifting on the way to Nikki's.  She was feeling pretty sick so I got out early to help her.    ...more
@KarenLynnn@Laine Griffin Hey-- I think 12 minutes is great. Those bikes are killer. Like Lainey ...more

Fucked up in the motherhood

We sat waiting as though anticipating a European train journeychecking our tickets were stamped correctly, our bags filled with hopes.Hospital uniforms inquiring if we have been ‘helped?’My massive belly urging us forward into our new lives.‘Are you having twins?’No. Just a baby and a small ice cream truck. Cut carefully with precise hands, you ripped through meand in that small moment you were in the world....more