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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Even when times are dark

"How does a human being become so extraordinary?" I asked my daughter when she finished reading her book to me. She just smiled. Despite the fact that my brain has been a bit fuzzy as of late, my girl is just soaring. She came to me, just now, and told me that she had written a book this morning (during the 20 ...

It was amazing

"You never play outside with us like that, mama!" my daughter said, smiling.  "I know, love," I began. "I want to play outside with you..." She cut me off.  "No, mama. You did play outside with us today and it was the most fun day ever. It was amazing." *** I cannot even begin to count how many times I have written ...

I have to help myself first right now

I just experienced something very strange. I picked up my son from school today and from the moment he put his little hand in mine he was asking about his toy ice cream truck. This was the toy that he was focused on playing with today (not the school bus, not the microwave, not Peppa, but the ...

When it snowed

I can still remember the day. It was Thanksgiving, 2010, and my daughter was seven-months-old. We had given her a bagel to gnaw on for the very first time and she played happily on the floor of our small, quaint living room in our little, first house. And then, snowflakes started to dance from the sky and ...

#motherhood

Why lick the bowl of brownie batter when your brother can paint your face with it!?  Scene: Home, after a long, lovely winter break. It's the last day before going back to school.  11:30am Boy: Boppy! Do you want to go downstairs and get a snack together?! Girl: Yes! Boy: Yay! Because we are best friends! (I thought to myself, "Wow, these are ...