Mom Brain: you’re not alone

The first time I went to the grocery store and bagged all of my groceries but didn’t have my wallet I was shocked. How could this happen?! I exclaimed to the cashier, rubbing my pregnant belly and exasperating that I had NEVER done this before. (Bless her for being gracious and telling me “this happens all the…

The Physics of Life

There is a time when your little one needs you for everything. They cry and you attend to their need. They stumble and you scoop them up and fix their pain. Their joy, sorrow, fear, worry, and anger is all yours because they are an over-extension of you! And then all of a sudden…….they’re not….

It’s just a couch!

I woke up the day after Thanksgiving like someone was sitting on my chest. I felt heavy and burdened. Sure, it was probably the turkey and carb-overload, but regardless I was in a funk, and SUPER mad about it too because we were getting our tree that day! (The best day of the year for…

I’m sorry farmers…Daylight Savings Time is NOT your fault!

I woke up the day after Daylight Savings Time at 4:15am to a wail from my 2 year old. I could’ve been curious. I could’ve checked her out to make sure she was okay. But I didn’t. I promptly rolled over and put my pillow over my head. That’s not bad parenting. That’s Daylight Savings Time. Eventually…

In sickness and in…sickness.

I used to pride myself on not getting sick. I’m so healthy and full of probiotics and organic homemade juices! I would announce internally (and sometimes to the Jamba Juice lady pouring my health into a cup). Then I had kids. And all that awesomeness went out the window. You just can’t stay healthy with kids! Once…

Go Down Laughing Instead

My middle child is afraid of the dark. You wouldn’t know it because she’s so stinkin’ fearless during the day. Yet once her PJs zip up and the lights go out, it’s as though all of her confidence fades away and is replaced by the “what ifs”: “What if you die tonight mama?” “What if…

That one time I locked my baby in the car

The scene I am about to share with you is so ridiculous it needs its own blog post. I have no other purpose for writing it other than to make YOU feel like a better parent. Because really, who locks their baby in the car?!?! The day was gorgeous. It was the kind of summer day…

Transitions are Hard

Ok mama…here’s your five minute warning. Your kids are about to wake up, and when they do, all things good and holy will fly out the window and be replaced with havoc and naked babies and Cheerios; so for now, rest easy and finish up that latte.  I wish my iPhone gave me five-minute warnings…