Happy, Hard and Hopeful

"You need to write," my husband said to me yesterday, as I stood at the kitchen sink, filling the watering can with cool water for our plants. "Why do you say that?" I asked him. Not defensively, but I wanted to know if he was seeing the thing that I have been feeling.  "Because it has been too long ...

Stay with you

"I will stay with you through the ups and the downs, oh I will stay with you when no one else is around" Today is our 9 year wedding anniversary. 9 years ago today I took vows and a ring and a new name and a leap into a new chapter of my life. This past year has ...

Important Things

As I promised earlier this week, I would be sharing some fun, some not-fun and some important things with you. And then the week happened. And do you know what that means? We had MORE fun, and not-fun, and important things. So, I will tell you one of each. Fun  Growing up, my family had a tradition: The QC. Every ...

Where I’ve Been

Hello! Hey, friend. I’ve missed you. You look really cute today, by the way. I have not written in too long (though I did recently publish a new podcast and one with a cliffhanger, no less!) and so I want to catch up with you. I hope that you’ve been well. Here is what has been going on and why ...

The Never Podcast

When it comes to my tribe, I am so lucky. I have said it before and I will say it again. I feel so grateful that my best friends, with whom I speak to regularly, send me texts saying, "You NEED to publish a new episode of the podcast! I miss your voice!" They know my stories. They do hear my ...

Songs for Seeds

This is a post about a music class. Except, it's really not. While I will share with you about our incredible experience at Songs for Seeds (the Wayne location!), this post is about so much more; parenting, music, human connection and Abba. Not necessarily in that order. Fact #1: If you have spent any time on this blog, you will ...

What it is like to have glasses

Depending on how long you have been hanging around here in the land of mom, you may know that I have written extensively about the fact that both of my children wear glasses, and they have since they were each one year old. #overachievers In case you are new, or you need a refresher, let me get you ...

Chicks Who Give A Hoot

Featured image via Michelle Sweeney, Little Nest Portraits Good morning, from the land of mom. I write to you with old-school Adidas massage sandals on my feet, warmth in my heart and tears in my eyes. In all honesty, I had two different blog posts on the schedule for this morning. I have so many exciting things to share, both ...

I DO know how to toilet train my son!

It only took one year of trying! Exactly one year ago, I published this post entitled "I do not know how to toilet train my son." I swear that I wrote a follow-up post to the original, but I cannot seem to find it. I did, however, write a more recent post involving my son and the toilet, but ...