Cirque du Momei.

I am so blessed to have a small but mighty (AMAZING) team of caregivers for my children. My kids have only been watched by family and those who we treat as such. So today, when a beloved babysitter came to spend time with the kids, they were overjoyed. She took them to the park to play ...

She gets her weirdness from me.

This evening, after the kids were fed and we had some family snuggles, the baby was put to bed and I decided to spend some quality time with my pink-haired little girl. We shared a chocolate covered m&m pretzel and she told me about her day. And then we got on the subject of "describing" things. ...

Picture Day.

Today is Picture Day. It will be my daughter's fourth picture day at her Pre-School and it is always an exciting day for the kids and their parents. In the past, we have always made sure to pick out special outfits with care. Last night, before bed, my daughter and I made a plan to pick out a ...

Because I am very tired

I was going to make the title of this post "Guilt." but something about that felt vaguely familiar to me. So I did a quick search and exactly one month ago, on February 3, I wrote an entire post about guilt. At that point my guilt was centered around the pressure I was putting on ...

An unpopular post.

I am prepared. I am used to many of my posts being greeted with great warmth and empathy. "I feel exactly the same way!" I hear. But I don't think that this will be that kind of post; it is going to be a different post. An unpopular post. And that is OK. I am writing in support of the snow ...

My kid is funny.

The before 8am edition: My husband's early morning Facebook status update.   This was when she crawled into our bed around 7am. Usually, one of us gets up and takes both kids downstairs, but this morning, for a change, we both woke up and brought the baby into bed and she followed. "Daddy, I had a dream and ...

When your best is not good enough.

Today was a day of challenges; I don't say that word in a heavy, baggage-laden way, implying negativity. Some things were hard (not fun), but 0ther things were challenging in a good way. Instead of going through each and every one of my hurdles, naming the ones that I cleared and the ones that I knocked over, I ...

Charming.

I had a few conversations recently in which I shared that one of my very favorite words is "charm", in both it's noun and verb form. I was just looking up the video that I made chronicling my past year in music, and do you know how YouTube shows you a list of videos down the ...

Oven Lovin’.

My son, while being absolutely delicious and adorable, is a completely different species than my daughter. I think it is called "boy". He has eaten a candle. He makes messes. But today my dear boy outdid himself. Let me just say that in 4.75 years my daughter has never, not even once, tried to open our oven. Our son, however, at 15 ...