I'm a Little Unsteady

Hello, dear readers. It’s been awhile, I know. I’m still here. I’m exhausted and typically close to a meltdown most of the time, but even people who live next to volcanoes have days where the wind shifts and they relax a little, right? Is that not a real saying? Who knows what I’m saying anymore?... Read more »

How Saying Yes to My Toddler Made This a Great Summer

How Saying Yes to My Toddler Made This a Great Summer
Sometimes the change you need comes in the form of a tiny hand. One of my two-year-old’s favorite things to ask now that he’s learning to talk is, “Outside?” He will often bring us his shoes and ask, or hold up his hand and say, “Hand? Outside?” knowing he’s not allowed to navigate the back... Read more »

Tiny Personifications of Time

Tiny Personifications of Time
Children are just that: tiny personifications of time. You can’t believe how big they are because you can’t believe that much time has already passed. You blink and they go from baby-shaped to kid-shaped. Two years ago today, our son, Harrison, was born. Our whole world changed. We became parents. We were suddenly responsible for... Read more »
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Happy Mothers' Day: Especially to Those in the Trenches!

Happy Mothers' Day: Especially to Those in the Trenches!
Happy Mothers’ Day! This will be brief because I have a napping 22-month-old in his bed and a sleeping 10-week-old strapped to my chest and Lord knows how long those things will last! I just wanted to say Happy Mothers’ Day to all the moms out there, and a special shout out to those currently... Read more »

Scheduling Time to Feel Things

Scheduling Time to Feel Things
The kids are my world. I try every day to be the best Stay at Home Mom I can possibly be. Some days I think I’ve nailed it. Other days I call for a mulligan. They are healthy and (mostly) happy and growing beautifully, so I’m doing my job. The trouble is that I’m neglecting... Read more »

Sincere Mommy: Now with Two Under Two!

Sincere Mommy: Now with Two Under Two!
I’m back! I guess I was on maternity leave. Is that a thing bloggers can do? At any rate, my last blog came out on Valentine’s Day and four days later at 2:14AM, Jonathan Sigmund came flying out into the world. It’s been a crazy six weeks. Let me recap.   After symptoms of Preeclampsia,... Read more »
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To My Valentine: Are We Ready to Have Another Baby?

To My Valentine: Are We Ready to Have Another Baby?
I’m writing this in advance because I’m currently 35 weeks pregnant (I’ll be 37 weeks when this is published) and our first son was born at 37 weeks, so who’s to say his brother won’t be early, too? That’s right. I said, “our first son.” We’re about to be parents all over again.   An... Read more »

We Took Our 18-Month-Old to the Movies!

We Took Our 18-Month-Old to the Movies!
People love giving warnings. We have been warned, since becoming parents, that almost everything we think might be fun is a bad idea with a baby or toddler. We were warned not to take him to a convention in Atlanta. We were warned against flying with him at three months. We were warned against taking... Read more »

I'm Okay, We're Okay.

I'm Okay, We're Okay.
For those of you sweet, wonderful humans out there who were reading my blog every week when it came out, I’m here to assure you that despite my recent lack of postings, I’m fine. The holidays are such a crazy time– as I’m sure they are for everyone– and I simply couldn’t juggle it all... Read more »
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Star Wars: A Geek Parenting Win (Spoiler-Free)

Star Wars: A Geek Parenting Win (Spoiler-Free)
In the heyday of our geeky coupledom, Ryan and I would go and see a movie we had been excitedly anticipating several times in the theaters. This was actually something we had done separately and then enjoyed together, which is great. We discovered we’d both seen Moulin Rouge in the theater five times well before... Read more »