Worn Down Mamas

Babies are difficult. ...more

Awesome Stuffed 8 Mushrooms

I love to cook. I really really do, unfortunately I am not the best cook. Oh sure, I try really hard but it’s never quite perfect ....more

Hello World

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have officially rejoined the work force after 13 weeks of maternity leave spent loving on and caring for my newborn son. ...more

How Far We’ve Come

Thirteen weeks of maternity leave is almost up, and as of Monday I’ll be going back to work FULL TIME. ...more

Tips for Diners and Kids

Eating out with kids can be tough. When we had one it was easy. We were able to focus on just the one child and all was well ....more

On The Tough Days…

On the days when my 2 month old decides he doesn’t want to nap and gets fussy and over-tired, I just remind myself that he won’t be this little forever and that I’m going back to work soon and won’t see him as much. On the days when I don’t have a minute to myself with free hands to do any of the other things I was hoping to get done, I remind myself that one day I won’t be able to hold and snuggle and cuddle with him: that one day he’ll be too embarrassed to even hold Mama’s hand in public. On the days when nothing I try seems to stop the crying and I can’t sway hard enough to calm him down, I remind myself that there will come a day when he won’t look to me to comfort him, and one day there will be another woman in whose arms he finds that comfort ....more

House update

It’s been quite a while since I updated the work being done on the house. Lots and lots of things have happened. We’ve finished the 3 bedrooms upstairs and the amazing bathroom complete with 6′ Jacuzzi tub ....more

Labor

One of the biggest unresolved sadnesses of my life is that I do not have a joyful association with child birth. When Lydia was born, there was no tiny baby squeal. There was no long, lingering baby snuggle. There was no first family photo where I look exhausted but thrilled and Micah looks like a deer in the headlights. It’s selfish and sometimes I think it might be stupid. But I’m jealous of every single picture I see of someone ...more

Mother of All Temper Tantrums

I am apparently much more naive than I thought. My little boy has a ton of energy. A TON but he listens very well and usually behaves much much better in public. Somehow I convinced myself that he would always be this way. He would always be the boy you could reason with and talk to, especially out in public. And then…well, let me just explain what happened ....more

Mama Knows Best

Funny how a little person can feel like such an overwhelming presence in one’s life.  I knew going into it that a baby was a lot of work, a lot of sacrifice, and a lot of joy.  I assumed like most new moms, I would muddle my way through and write my own “motherhood” story based on what worked for our family, and with a little help from friends, family, and the mom-recommended “how to” book ....more