So, I've got this Prozac in my purse.

For five days, I could hear the sound of defeat clinking around from inside my purse. To the unsuspecting ear, it could have been an innocent box of TicTac mints or a traveling supply of Advil. But to me it was the sound of concession. Of giving in to something I have fought for the last three years. For five days, during each moment of stress or anxiety I would look at my purse, as if I was willing it to give me sign. I could almost hear it whispering, "Let me help you..."I have postpartum depression....more

Goodbye, Invisible Child

Growing up, my older brother would frequently ask me if I knew that I was adopted. (I'm not - classic big brother torment.) He did it so frequently that one day I kind of started to believe him. So I asked my mom if it was true. Her response, "Oh yes, because having a 3 year old and a 1 year old wasn't enough, adopting a third child just sounded like a great idea."...more

A Letter to my Daughter on her First Birthday

Dear Bean,Just a few seconds old!...more

The soup mishap that shook my world.

As I sat in the grocery store parking lot, car running, trying to pull myself together, I heard my cell phone ping alerting me to a new text message. My eyes were swollen and red from intense crying and my nose was running, partially due to an oncoming cold but mostly from the hysterics.*Have the kids eaten dinner yet?*...more

I'm a miserable mom.

A mommy-group friend of mine recently shared a link to a blog post posing the question, "Why is being a miserable mom so trendy?"  Reading this post made me wonder: Shit, am I miserable? Are we really all miserable?...more

I am a miserable mom.

"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard.. ....more

Spunky Charles is Two!

"...and she loved a little boy very, very much - even more than she loved herself" -...more

An Open Letter from the Dogs

Dear Owners, Is that bacon? Listen, we've got to talk. What gives? ...more

And god made a dog...

I'd like to share this video as a precursor to my post for tomorrow. So, hopefully, no one will call the ASPCA on me. This video was the kind that used to make me Ooooh and Aaaaah pre-baby ....more

Top 10: One month - Nora style!

Waah! I don't wanna grow up!!! How is it even possible that I am writing about my new baby being a MONTH old? ...more