How a Nervous Mom Turns Into a Chill Mom

To put it lightly, I was a nervous new mom. Phew, feels good to get that off my (now larger) chest. I suspect there are many parents of newborns who are nervous and take extra special care with their babies. Still, I am pretty sure I went particularly overboard -- which I am more than happy to blame on a combination of hormones, inexperience, and lack of sleep, thank you very much. ...more

Mommy Has a Baby In Her Belly

If you have read my last blog post, you know that I have been getting progressively worse this pregnancy....more


I am a reality television addict and my husband totally enables me. Which I love and appreciate because real men watch Bravo as far as I'm concerned. Anyway, I feel like I have crossed over into some realm where I've never ventured before. For the first time in my life, I am watching a season of Big Brother. And I think I'm in love....more

The Best Big Brother

Yesterday when I picked up my boys (three-and-a-half and 17 months) from their day care, we were pretty much the last ones to leave. That being the case, we loitered in the parking lot for a little bit, and the boys did some exploring in the flower beds on the perimeter of the building. My youngest crouched down to inspect a rusted pipe, and I was surprised when my older son grabbed his hand. “Brother, no! Careful! You can’t touch things like that, they might not be safe!”...more
So sweet! They sound like little peas in a pod! It is nice to have them so close in age and ...more