I sit on a plush, padded seat watching the sea of children at the front of the auditorium move like waves to the loud, upbeat music. They are having a blast. Dancing, bouncing, trying to copy the arm motions of the people on stage. I shift my eyes toward the back of the group, right […]
You are the perfect blend of girly girl and tomboy
Dear Eli, I’ve noticed something happening in the past couple of months. It started one sunny day…
I used to be so judgy. Back before I had kids. I knew how my kids would behave because I would teach them to behave that way because really, how hard could it be? I wasn’t a parent, but I knew how to parent because I took some classes in college and I got my […]
She is learning that letting go can be scary and exciting, but most of all, necessary.
Part of me wishes that you could stay my three year old forever. But I know that whatever I do, I can’t stop time.
Something about the holidays always makes me want to do projects with my kids. So today I started boiling eggs as soon as I woke up. And I searched through sugar cookie recipes until I found one that wouldn’t break our teeth trying to take a bite (thanks 365ish Days of Pinterest!). Of course, looking […]
Much has been said about the Myth of the Supermom. That non-existent female who does it all and looks good doing it. Her house is always clean. Her kids are always clothed. Her meals are always made from scratch and always taste as good as they look. Her hair is always done. Her kids are […]
Yes, I just quoted Semisonic. Yes, I apologize for getting ‘Closing Time’ stuck in your head. A year after Eric and I got married, we decided it was time to start ‘trying’. I got pregnant immediately, discovered I was pregnant very early on (I’ll save that story for another day; it’s kind of amusing when […]
It’s All About Perspective (And It’s All Small Stuff) I’m sitting at the kitchen table with a butter knife trying to scrape dried-up oatmeal off our fabric seats. I purposely waited until it dried because when I tried to clean it while it was fresh, it just got mushed further into the cushions. It’s not […]