Filed under Motherhood

I Chose to Work.

“Motherhood is hard work. It is repetitive and often times menial. Accept it. Rejoice in it. This is your toil. Right here. Those are their faces. Enjoy them. The days of your life are supposed to be full of things like this. But joy is not giddy. It is not an emotional rush–it is what … Continue reading

Don’t Be “That” Person

Last Thursday night, Mini Me and I took an overnight trip with her Girl Scout troop to Sea World in San Diego. Besides it being 30 straight hours of non-stop activity, it was an amazing trip. We were part of Camp Sea World – for a very reasonable fee we were given a t-shirt, fed … Continue reading

Mom’s Day Out

My husband knows me. I try to act like he doesn’t know what he’s talking about when he tells me that I need to get out of the house…but he’s right. I don’t like to admit that I’m the type of person that needs time to be with just myself. I’m not sure why. It … Continue reading

Becoming a Man {1/365}

Becoming a Man {1/365}

Because, really, I need more projects. This is one that I can really get excited about. It’s the real me. Names and all. I’m shocking like that. Check it out. Follow it. Get daily photos in your inbox, even. Guess what? I love you. And I’m insane from exhaustion. And I’ll probably be blogging while … Continue reading

TMI Friday: I Don’t Feel Sexy

I don’t feel sexy. The last time I felt sexy was probably sometime in my second trimester of pregnancy. What I generally feel like now is a mom whose hair is a mess and whose shirt is always stained with something. A maid – always walking behind someone and picking up. A cook – always … Continue reading

TMI Friday: Trash Is Yummy

I really planned on having some posts between Fridays, but you know how life happens. Baby has developed a fascination with the trash. Putting random objects in the trash can has become her favorite. The trash can is too big to fit under the kitchen sink, so I’ve done my best to not let it … Continue reading

Age Is Just A Number

Last week, Little Man and I attended one of three 9th grade orientations for the upcoming school year. We were early to the orientation, so we sat on the bleachers of the gym and watched the other kids, parents, students, and staff file in and get ready for the presentations. Young boys acting all aloof … Continue reading

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words: Hair Pulling

Some days I’m able to easily do an hour of yoga in the living room while she takes her morning nap. Days she decides not to take a full nap are meant for hair pulling – of all sorts. We’re having a bit of a difficult day.

Confession Time

I’ve been cheating on you guys. I have found another place to hang out on the interwebz. It wasn’t you. I promise. It was me. I didn’t feel like writing, then I stopped reading your blogs, then I fell out of the loop, then I felt like an outsider, then…my awesome husband told me to … Continue reading

There’s No Crying in Sleep Training

Sleep training has begun. My No Cry Sleep Solution book finally came in last week and with Mike being out-of-town until today, I figured that it was a perfect time to read the book and put the strategies to work. I assumed that it would be a stressful event and having just one of us stressed … Continue reading

Adventures In Co-sleeping

Last night started out like any other. Gummy wouldn’t sleep in her crib. She woke up less than 30 minutes after I had laid her down. I fought to try to keep her there, but not very hard. After a few attempts at comforting her back to sleep, I picked her up and placed her in our … Continue reading