Swimsuit shopping with a post-baby bod

Every time I go swimsuit shopping I swear Bill Withers sings, “Aint No Sunshine when she’s gone“, in my dressing room. And by “gone”, he’s talking about my pre-baby body. (Don’t be smilin’ Bill. You’ve never had diastasis recti.) For real. I don’t even know why I go swimsuit shopping anymore. I should just wear a…

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…

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…

The Quiet Hat

I like to talk. So not surprisingly, I’m currently raising three very opinionated little girls who 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…