I Can’t Wait for Kindergarten

As I read the thousandth post this month about a mom being sad her "baby" is starting kindergarten, I started to wonder... What's wrong with me? Why don't I feel that way? Am I some kind of cold momster because I've been practically counting down the days to kindergarten since he was an infant? Honestly, … Continue reading I Can’t Wait for Kindergarten

When Your Child Just Wants You to Stop and Play

As a busy mom, I'm always trying to do a million things. Laundry, clean the house, feed the kid, shower, maybe even attempt to exercise. My son is also trying to do a million things. Create more laundry, harass the cat, plant LEGO landmines, get everything dirty, and also- get me to play with him. … Continue reading When Your Child Just Wants You to Stop and Play

It Sounded Like a Good Idea After Wine

A funny thing happens after a couple glasses of wine. While I normally try to maintain a "can-do attitude," my can-do becomes multiplied into "I'm an expert" proportions. Combine that with checking e-mail or cruising Facebook and it sometimes results in things I may question the next day. Nothing weird! Just an overblown sense of … Continue reading It Sounded Like a Good Idea After Wine

Why I Wanted to Know My Baby’s Gender Early

A good friend of mine is pregnant and is keeping the gender a surprise until the end. She said she did the same with her son and really enjoyed it. I was on the opposite end of the spectrum and found out my baby's gender at just ten weeks with the Materni-T21 test. I couldn't … Continue reading Why I Wanted to Know My Baby’s Gender Early

10 Ways Raising My Dogs Prepared Me for Parenthood

When my husband and I were first pondering the idea of having kids, we decided to do what a lot of people do- try raising a dog first. Neither of us had raised a puppy before and we were ready to try out our parenting skills on a fur baby of our own. Now that … Continue reading 10 Ways Raising My Dogs Prepared Me for Parenthood

Leaving the Crib: Making the Switch to a Big Kid Bed

Our son's bed is one of those 3-in-1 transforming cribs that goes from traditional crib, to toddler bed to regular full size bed. The night we heard a loud THUNK followed by a screaming wail was the last night our son slept in his baby crib. We ran into his room to find him on … Continue reading Leaving the Crib: Making the Switch to a Big Kid Bed

Happy Mother’s Day to My Mom

I'm visiting my mom for Mother's Day weekend so this one is going to be short and sweet! One of these days I'll plan ahead of time. 🙂 Nothing makes you appreciate your mom in new ways like becoming a parent. You reach a new level of understanding for every crazy developmental stage you go … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to My Mom

Real Mom Life Isn’t Insta-Perfect

Parenting isn’t always pretty. Contrary to the loads of mom posts on Instagram featuring smiling kids and a mom gushing about her love for her little rays of sunshine. Some days I just can’t even deal with it because this is all I’ve got to work with: Why is he crying? I’m not even sure. … Continue reading Real Mom Life Isn’t Insta-Perfect

I Am 1 in 8: National Infertility Awareness Week and My Infertility Story

Infertility was not something that ever crossed my mind until it happened, and then it became something that I can never forget. Even though I have a son now, the experience will always be a part of me. It was something I dealt with for seven years, and I dealt with it quietly and privately … Continue reading I Am 1 in 8: National Infertility Awareness Week and My Infertility Story