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…

True Love

Her hands wrap around my calves as she pushes her head past my knees, peeking out in play as I pour my morning coffee. It’s 5:30am and she surrounds me with obligations I feel I can’t uphold. The weight of motherhood is in my mouth, my eyes, my shoulders. How can I drink my coffee AND play with you AND…

The Green Quiet Hat

I like to talk. So not surprisingly, I’m currently raising three very opinionated little girls. My children talk constantly! And my poor husband! the introvert that he is, can’t quite escape the chatter. Ever. Until we discovered the “Quiet Hat”. The #QuietHat was given to me on Paddy’s Day 2012, but because of its offensive size and ridiculousness, it never made it…

Potty Train your child in just 66 Days!

You mean I can wait for over two months to have my child successfully pee on the potty!? Said no parent EVER. We don’t want to wait 66 days to train our children to use the toilet effectively…or sleep through the night…or stop hitting a brother. We want immediate results! We live in the United States of America…

The 10-day Word Fast

Anyone who knows me *may* describe me as verbose. Ok…they definitely would describe me that way. I literally haven’t stopped talking since I was two. I love words! I love how they’re put together. I love their etymology and their cultural implications. I love learning new ones so I can dominate at Scrabble  … You get the point. I go beyond WordsWithFriends….