The Stuff I Rocked

I worry a lot. In fact, I worry so much that I worry about the amount of worrying I do. It sometimes becomes this giant circle of worry-suck that follows me around and tries to make me miserable ....more

A Return to the Crazy

Well – here it is, Labor Day weekend. Millions of parents throughout the country are looking around and thinking, ‘what the hell happened to Summer’? Unless you’re a stay-at-home parent … in which case I’m pretty sure you’re all doing the happy dance right about now ....more

I hated breastfeeding

I know that the opinion I’m about to share in this post tends to be a rather unpopular one these days, but it’s one I need to get off my chest. In light of World Breastfeeding Week just ending, and the slew of beautiful breastfeeding images and articles that have shown up in my social feeds, I’d like to take an opportunity to share my experiences with breastfeeding – from a somewhat different perspective. When I was pregnant with my first, the Mouse, I did everything a first-time pregnant mom is supposed to do ....more

No fucks given.

It’s amazing the differences between siblings. People comment often about how similar both my first and my second kiddo look – which is usually a nice way of them saying, ‘how the hell did you manage to have two blonde-haired, blue-eyed kids because I KNOW for a fact you color for you hair, Tottums’. Dude, I have no effing idea ....more

Pick & Choose Parenting Doesn’t Exist

If I have to yell at a kid to get out of my room so I can change my bra one more time I might lose it. This is a thought I have at least several times a week. I’ve been at work all day, I’ve picked up the kids, and all I want is a pair of yoga pants, a sports bra, and a loose-fitting tee shirt to go with my warmed-up leftovers and hopefully, a glass of red wine (if I’m lucky) ....more

Parenting in the summer

As the boys get older, the summers get easier. The Mouse was born in June, in Texas. There are a million arguments as to weather or not a summer newborn is easier to deal with than a winter newborn, and I think I’ve decided that it really just depends on where you live ....more

Cheating on my DSLR – iPhoneography

A funny thing has happened in the past couple of months – I’ve sort of stopped using my DSLR. ::gasp:: There’s not one specific reason why I haven’t been taking pictures with the ‘real’ camera, but there are a few things that have contributed to it. For example, I’ve been traveling for work quite a bit lately, and there was no way I was going to lug the Canon along with me ....more

Six Year Old Ache

I’m not sure why ‘six’ bothers me so much. ‘One’ didn’t bother me. ‘Five’ didn’t bother me ....more

10 Things You Should Know About Lab Puppies

It’s been about two months now since we brought our new lab mix puppy home. Chewbacca (Chewie) has since then etched herself into our hearts and our home, but there has definitely been an interesting adjustment period. She’s now four months old and definitely still learning, but we’re also still learning as well ....more

Parenting truths … both good and bad

I have a friend who is expecting their first child this Fall. Over the past few weeks we’ve been chatting about what they should expect at the hospital, all the fun ‘baby stuff’ they should register for, and mostly — how their lives are about to make a complete 180* turn. If I had to make a list of things REALLY expect, of ‘parenting truths’ both good and bad? ...more