10 Ways My Dogs Have Prepared Me for Children

We said goodbye to our dog Keyane this week. He was our first baby. He was the one who taught me what it was to be a mom. This is something I wrote nearly 10 years ago, and I'm happy to say I was finally right about something! We had an amazing 14 years together. … Continue reading 10 Ways My Dogs Have Prepared Me for Children

My Snotty Valentine

I was sick this year for Valentine's Day. I'm still sick actually, and just hoping it's not the killer flu because I'm one of those people who hate going to the doctor and will probably have "No really, I think it's going away" on my tombstone. Because I'm a snotty miserable mess, we cancelled our … Continue reading My Snotty Valentine

Learning to stop and play

As a busy mom, I'm always trying to do a million things. Laundry, wash the dog, feed the kid, shower, maybe even attempt to exercise. My son is also trying to do a million things. Create more laundry, harass the dog, feed his teddy bear, get dirty and also, get me to play with him. … Continue reading Learning to stop and play

Enjoying the Silence

Maybe it's an Only Child thing. Or maybe it's a writer thing. It could be just an introvert thing. Whatever it is, I need my silence. It's one of the big things you give up as a mom. In a previous life, I could hear myself think. In my new life as a parent, I've … Continue reading Enjoying the Silence

Living by a new set of rules

Nothing makes sense anymore. In my old, pre-baby life, if someone asked me for waffles, I'd make them waffles and we'd be good. Now if the child asks for waffles, I end up with screams of despair and cold waffles and I'm still not really sure where I went wrong. I've given up trying to … Continue reading Living by a new set of rules

Drinking Wine and Blogging in My Activewear

My wardrobe has taken a dramatic turn since my child became mobile. It's the heart-stopping, turn your head and he's gone kind of mobile. Once we entered this activity- enhanced phase and I found myself running down the street, chasing through store aisles, crawling around playgrounds, navigating the grocery store with a child/monkey climbing me...these … Continue reading Drinking Wine and Blogging in My Activewear

The Mommy Blog Identity

It used to bug the crap out of me when I’d see “mom” in someone's bio. True story. I was like, I see you’re a mom, I feel that’s one of those things you don’t really have to tell me. The entire “Mommy Blog” trend annoyed me. I thought separating them into their own category … Continue reading The Mommy Blog Identity

Diary of SAHM – Day 120

Ok, to be honest, I don’t exactly know what day it is. I started in November so I just averaged the months together. If you are doing this too, you understand I’m short on time! Time is this amazing valuable commodity I can’t seem to get enough of. In fact, that’s the only present I … Continue reading Diary of SAHM – Day 120