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Zen

Zen and the Art of Yo Gabba Gabba

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bad mom when it comes to screen time. I blame my oldest daughter; she is a wonderful, kind, caring, brilliant girl, but…she talks. All. The. Time. And when she was little, and couldn’t talk, she cried. All. The. Time. She probably cried because she had so […]

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Mom-ing

Things They Don’t Tell You (about Mom-ing)

<Random thoughts in no particular order> …because I certainly didn’t learn them in any order! Buy an infant car seat based on how much it weighs. You will lug that thing everywhere – get the lowest weight possible. Don’t be lured by looks or fancy labels. Don’t like the print – put a cover over […]

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Have Tattoos

The Best Moms Have Tattoos

Hey there. Yeah, you. I see you. Though you’re not making much attempt to hide your disdain for my tattoos while I sit in my lawn chair watching my oldest daughter play in her soccer game. As my kid starts chit-chatting with yours, it’s equally apparent that the fact our daughters are friends gets under your skin; let’s face it, […]

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All I Want is Sleep

All I Want Is Sleep

I was blessed with our first son, Logan just shy of two years ago. As we embark on trying for another, I prepare myself once again for the sleepless nights. I try to remember what those were like, as we are now used to getting plenty of sleep; more than I expected, but our little […]

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Chased by Grief

Chased by Grief

It’s behind every corner waiting for me. Some days I am very aware it could jump out and I am guarded with my steps, always ready and on the lookout. On those days I can keep it at bay and function on the surface, but on the days where I am a little extra tired, […]

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The Skinny on

The Skinny on White Christmas

Who would have thought that a Bing Crosby movie could have such an impact on my body image? One of my favorite movies – no matter what time of year – is White Christmas, and it has been since I was young. Every July I pulled the tape (yes, tape) out of its flimsy cardboard […]

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They

They Just Fit

I always knew there would be a lot of magic in motherhood. But, I could never have imagined all of those little sparks and special moments, nor could I have ever understood what that magic truly felt like until… well… I felt it. Hands down, my favorite part of motherhood has been the way my […]

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