To a pregnant friend, after my own miscarriage

Dear friend,   I’m so sorry.   I’m sorry that I can’t quite look you in the eye yet when I tell you congratulations. I’m sorry that I have to scroll quickly past when I see pictures of your adorable little baby bump. I’m sorry that I don’t ask questions […]

What I wish I’d known about having a miscarriage

When my husband and I found out that we were pregnant with our second child, we were on cloud nine. We’d always dreamed of expanding our family, and the time had finally come! We couldn’t have been happier.   We went through those first 9 weeks of pregnancy just like anyone else. […]

Keeping our cool isn’t always easy

This morning (MOST mornings, actually…) my 2.5 year old woke up way too early. The sun wasn’t up, the birds weren’t chirping yet, even the dog hadn’t made his morning click-clacking toenail laps around the bedroom. I’d juuuuuust poured my coffee and was ready to enjoy the peace and quiet […]

Social media is wrecking motherhood.

The problem with motherhood in the days of social media is that we get to pick and choose what the rest of the world sees. We get to post pictures of pedicures and giggling babies. We see pictures of parties and friends, and smiling families.   And mamas? That messes […]

Screw the parenting books!

The entire first year of my daughter’s life, I was frazzled. And I’m not just talking about the ‘Oh, look. There’s a little stain on my shirt and I forgot what day of the week it is,’ kind of frazzled. I’m talking about the ‘oh, shit. There’s a stain on […]

Sanity saving tips for moving with toddlers

We’ve been gearing up to make the big move to our new house for a few weeks now, which means I’m officially at the point where I either need to just start tossing all of the random stuff into boxes and hope that I’ll be able to find a toothbrush […]

Today didn’t look like Pinterest told me it should.

My little Valentine woke up for the day shortly after 4:00 this morning.   I had visions of pink heart shaped pancakes and strawberries for a special Valentine’s Day breakfast, but seeing as our day started a few too many hours before either of us were really ready, we got […]

Google is a dangerous place for an overtired mama…

Not sleeping will make you do some CRAZY things. Ever heard anyone say that nothing good happens after midnight? I’m pretty sure they were talking about all the weird kinds of things you google when you’re wide awake at 3am for the 15th night in a row with a 7 […]