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 »
It just doesn’t feel right without a new big thing we’re introducing into our life. Usually it’s babies, but each year I feel like we make a major shift in our lives and this year is no different.
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 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.
Not just the several hours of labor, or the birth experience itself, which I love, but the entire journey, from pregnancy through the postpartum.
Sometimes people say to me “Four boys?! What’s that like?” I can’t quite put it into words… But today I got it. Basically it’s like this: So far I’ve found 62 socks and a match ain’t one. (But I do have a great matching game for my 2 year old.)… Continue reading »
Langston turned 6 months old last week. He sits up. He has 5 teeth. He drools. He’s aaaaaalllmost ready to crawl. He’s showing interest in food. He plays with toys. He laughs at his brothers. He pulls the small hairs out of the back of my neck. He claws… Continue reading »
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 »
Letting go of the picture perfect holiday season and surrendering to the Christmas chaos.