So, we’re pregnant! We’re having another girl! Emmie is so freaking excited to be a big sister…we think…she actually doesn’t really seem to get it, so we’re projecting excitement onto her. We just found out we’ll be having another daughter. We could not be more excited. Let me repeat: we could not be more excited. […]
I met this Badass Mom, Bonnie, when I first arrived to Austin. I could already tell that this empathetic, compassionate, beautiful, talented, and insane woman would be my best friend. While all of these reasons are true, it’s her talent that is the main reason I’m her friend…I’m hoping to mooch off of her success […]
I was having a long, wonderful conversation with my friend, writer of Raw Uncensored Mom , (someone you should totally follow, by the way) about the ridiculously crazy things people think it’s okay to say to a mom. Let’s discuss: 1. When’s number two (or three, or whatever number you’re on) going to be here? Stop. Asking. […]
Sharing the Holidays:
“We compromise without resentment. We go in knowing that we may be sacrificing time with our loved ones, but we’re gaining times with other loved ones. “
Recently, my sister purchased a bear onesie for my daughter. When I say a bear onesie, I mean she becomes a bear. I didn’t know I had the ability to feel such unadulterated elation. Before I had a child, I always said, “I will never dress her in real clothes. I will put her in […]
Mom with depression: you are not alone.
This post is an extremely personal, comical, and descriptive account of my attempts at weight loss post-baby. It includes the physical details of what it’s like.
Our daughter was placed in an in-home daycare when she was 12 weeks until about two weeks ago. Let’s say the woman in charge’s name is Maleficent. We met with her while I was pregnant. Her home was set up beautifully– like it was meant to be a daycare. She had a nice carpet, games, […]
You know that guy in your office who has been there for years, got a great education, has done really well, but refuses to accept new ideas because he “knows it all”? Any time you, the newcomer, suggests changes, he scoffs, pats you on the head, and says, “Oh, honey. You’ll learn.” That’s how I […]
In certain situations, mothers stand alone against a sea of stupidity. I’m talking unwanted advice, idiotic interrogations, or unnecessary beratements (beration? Beratings? Wtf is the noun form of berate?) that we all receive. I have a few such incidents which occurred to me over the weekend. In my last post, I recounted the story of flying […]