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

Kim Kardashian - the 24/7 mom?

Most of the time, I have no idea what I am doing

When I first became a mom, friends would visit me and say ” you must be so happy.”...more

I Am Not A Perfect Mother

Every day I wake up and either consciously or subconsciously say to myself, today I am going to be a great mom.  Today I will do everything right and everyone will be happy.Then I make a thousand small mistakes, and a few bigger ones.  Many days I go to bed wishing I had done better.  Another day has passed and I wasn’t the mom I wanted to be. ...more

When Your Friends Become Moms -- and What That Means for You

There comes a time in every girl’s life when her close friends start to have babies.  For me, it began around five years ago…and hasn’t stopped yet.  Out of my closest girlfriends, I’d say 90% of them are now mothers.  That’s a pretty big number....more
thekatieshowblog thank you!  It *is* hard at first, for sure.  And I won't lie, it's still hard ...more

Let's Stop Comparing Our Babies

They sleep well at an early age, rarely cry, nurse well or tolerate any type of formula and are pleasant around everyone. These are just some of the ways to describe what many would consider "good" babies. Such other words as easy, calm or not fussy are often tossed around, but they all mean the same thing. They are used to talk about those perfect babies that make us question why our bundles of joy are not such a joy after all....more

Boys Today

To say I was a reluctant mother is an understatement, and I love kids. It was fear. Fear of screwing up. Fear of creating dysfunction, fear of dooming my offspring to a lifetime of therapy.My husband was the cheerleader. He wanted to be a father more than anything, and he had no fear. Most important, he was committed to hand’s on fathering. Watching him with others’ children, I had no doubts.Well, OK, then. We traveled, lived it up as a couple for a few years and then, we got pregnant....more

Are These Things Caused By a Bad Parent or Normal Kid?

I used to think kids who misbehaved or who seemed rude or who did gross things must have something "off" at home. Obviously their parents didn't know how to teach proper behavior. (Can I please go back in time and smack myself?) ...more
I so love this!  I've had numbers 1-5 happen to me.  Now I tell my kids that if they embarrass ...more

7 Years With You...

Dearest You,Happy Birthday my sweet 7 year old boy! Hard to believe 7 years have passed since you were born into life. I think about that day quite often. About the day I looked into your round little beautiful eyes and swore to love you for my entire lifetime and beyond. You were so perfect in every way. Much smaller than we had anticipated. Slightly plump in all the right places but a pound and a half smaller than your older brother....more