My Love Affair with All Things Irish

Paddy’s Day is my favorite holiday next to Christmas, and it’s not because I love drinking Guinness (although that is true, but only while in Ireland because it really does taste better. #beersnob). It’s also not because I like throwing caution to the wind and dancing jigs while wearing my blazing green Paddy’s Day jacket (although that’s…

Why I haven’t Showered in 7 Years

Ok. That’s not entirely true. Obviously I’ve showered in 7 years, but since having kids? Showering has taken on a whole new meaning. Before children I used to get ready for work every morning with a nice hot shower that casually woke me up and helped me start my day. Oh good morning, steam and soap….

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…