I never understood why people were so down about New Year’s Resolutions. True, they can be a bit cliche, and most people don’t keep them. But if we’re honest with ourselves, it’s not the New Year or the Resolution’s fault that they don’t work out. It’s us.
Last night I sat and helped my 9 year old sort over 500 Pokemon cards by type. I colored. I played “mama bomb and baby bomb” with my 7 and 2 year old. I would love to say that I always show interest in Pokemon… but I don’t. And it’s been… Continue reading »
It’s 70-something degrees in Richmond right now, and even through we are usually a bit warmer in December this is kinda ridiculous. I’m not feelin’ it folks. Don’t get me wrong, I love the warmth… but with the weather being what it is we pretty much skipped the Christmas activities… Continue reading »
Letting go of the picture perfect holiday season and surrendering to the Christmas chaos.
In second grade, my son tested into a Center-Based Gifted program after a recommendation from his teacher. The program was offered by the county and transportation was provided, and it required a lot of shuffling and some sacrifices for our family, but he decided to give it a shot. Third grade at his… Continue reading »
Once again, this blog has been sitting here neglected. But not forgotten. There are so many things I wanted to write about. But I never sat down to do it. It doesn’t take long to start feeling guilty for not writing. Not like I have a billion readers but I thought, how… Continue reading »
You may be familiar with this scenario: Everything is fine, the children are mostly getting along, playing and having fun, everyone is having a great day out. Then there is a subtle but distinct shift. Things start to deteriorate, typically starting with some heavy sighs, then a little whining, then… Continue reading »
I feel like the first thing babies see is the back of their mother’s iPhone case. I take a lot of pictures of my kids with my phone. It’s always with me, it’s quick, it’s easy and takes less than a second to share it with all my friends on… Continue reading »
I’m a planner by nature. I don’t tend to actually follow through with the plans but I like to make them. I didn’t write a “birth plan” I just wanted to listen to my body, but you could say I had some ideas for postpartum. I imagined myself at home…. Continue reading »
As it becomes more and more obvious that my due date is somewhat imminent, I have been asked several times where I am going to deliver. It always takes me a moment to decide whether or not I am going to tell the truth, because it’s fodder for The Mommy… Continue reading »