I’ve noticed a weird trend and I’m not sure if it’s a recent thing or not… But somewhere there seems to be this idea that we are supposed to look back on every memory of parenthood and miss them… we’re supposed to love the tough moments and the hard days because… Continue reading »
Just before 5am on a Saturday: Child 2 woke up having apparently had a dream about bugs in his bed but was too afraid of the dark hallway to come to us so just yells to me from down the hall. Child 4 was nursing to stay asleep and would… Continue reading »
“Mom, I’m never going to like learning.”
The first official day of our Longest Summer Ever fell on the longest day of the year. I mentioned in my last post about how we would not be returning to school in the fall and we’re spending the next 6 months or so exploring our interests and getting out… Continue reading »
10 years ago in March I was about 4 months pregnant and looking for a job…
I figured a maternity store might be a good fit (literally and figuratively) so I called them up a small maternity boutique and asked if they were hiring…
Today this article popped up in my facebook feed. I now suspect I will see it approximately 1,000 more times before the day is done, shared over and over and over again. Read it if you want but I’ll sum it up for you: researchers found that of 100 kids… Continue reading »
I’m not the type of person who gets concerned about birthdays. I’ve always liked my birthday and getting older doesn’t really bother me. But it’s also not lost on me that I’m having a very solidly-in-your-30’s birthday and I can’t help but compare it to early 20’s birthdays. For example: Saturday… Continue reading »
About a month ago, I’m not really actually sure when, I decided to drastically cut back on meat and dairy. I’m not really the all or nothing type, so I figured I wouldn’t buy, cook or order meat, but if I was occasionally served something made with egg or with… Continue reading »
I’m not sure what I was expecting when I decided to be at home with the kids more. I knew they needed it and I needed it. In fact, the first month after I quit both jobs confirmed everything I had been thinking and feeling about staying at home.
Let’s call it the honeymoon phase.
Monday- Forecasts predict 2 – 18 inches. There are two groups of people: the “I’ll believe it when I see it” folks and the “I’m so excited, I’m going to check the weather every hour” group. (In case you’re wondering, I’m in group B.) Tuesday- You’re smarter than the average Richmonder…. Continue reading »