Archive for May 2013

Maternity Leave Coming to a Close for This Working Mom

It’s almost time.  It’s been 5 months and I officially return to work on June 17th.  This Maternity Leave has been the greatest time of my life thus far. I can say that with such certainty because even though I’m still in it, I’ve felt every single feeling in it’s entirety and it’s been so... Read more »

Yay, Love!

It’s my 4 year wedding anniversary to my dear sweet dumpster husband today!  When I think we’ve only been married 4 years and realize all we’ve been through, it blows my tiny mind.  I wrote this last year, and it is chock full o’ pictures from our wedding and our original love story of Second... Read more »

I Get to be a Mom

This piece was originally performed at Write Club Chicago 2 years ago.  What’s Write Club you ask?  Click that link to see the majesty that is Write Club.  Thank you, Ian. Whose babies are these and why are they smiling at me?  These two tiny lunatics swaddled in their baby straight jackets.  I think they... Read more »

I Still Miss Smoking

My husband is out tonight for a few hours and OF COURSE it crosses my mind to light up.  I could have a smoke outside in the dark alley because the babies are sleeping and he’s out and I could shower afterwards and nobody would ever know.  NOBODY WOULD EVER KNOW.  That is the alcoholic... Read more »

Tips for Finding Your Perfect Nanny

We have found our Nanny.  She is practically perfect in every way. We just have to work out the details.  It struck me as I was texting her last night with an utterly ADORABLE picture of Hall & Oates, that I was wooing her.  Like a second wife or something.  I was sweet talking her. ... Read more »

My Very First Mother's Day as a Mom

It’s almost Mother’s Day.  There are a lot of those pesky feelings cropping up.  Such as – I AM RESPONSIBLE.  Like, REALLY RESPONSIBLE for these two beings.  Who the hell made that decision?  I did.  Which means I have to really be responsible for myself or these babies are screwed.  There was a long stretch... Read more »

These Babies Have Stolen My Dignity

There was a post on a popular Twins site the other day saying something like, “Have your multiples ever stolen something they weren’t supposed to?” Of course my immediate answer was, “they’ve stolen my dignity.” Contrary to what you might think, I wasn’t always the HEY LET ME FLASH YOU MY BEWBIES gal that I... Read more »