Tag: parents

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Sick Babies Are the WORST

Sick Babies Are the WORST
// And by that title, I don’t mean the babies themselves are the worst. I mean when your baby is sick, it’s your worst day. Especially when they’re too little to be able to tell you what’s wrong. Pardon all these sentence fragments, dear readers, but I haven’t slept in about three days. So, my... Read more »

SURPRISE! I'm Totally Pregnant!

SURPRISE! I'm Totally Pregnant!
Oh, everyone, it’s been SO HARD not to tell you this whole time! We found out we were expecting again on our son’s first birthday (July 1st)! Ahh, the irony. I’d been feeling… “off.” I told Ryan I had this weird feeling all week. “Like when you’ve told a lie, and you’re waiting to get... Read more »
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But How Can I Leave Him?

But How Can I Leave Him?
We’re going on our very first trip without the baby. I’m terrified. No, that’s not fair. I’m not terrified. I’m nervous. I know he’ll be in great hands with my folks. They’re even flying from Florida to Chicago to stay in our house so Harrison has all his own stuff and routines while we’re gone.... Read more »

You're Doing a Good Job

You're Doing a Good Job
I received a message the other day from a friend I went to community college with—the younger sister of a friend I did theatre with in Florida. She wrote to tell me that something I’d said once about Harrison had inspired her to write a song for her upcoming album. She told me, “I hope... Read more »

Mysteries of the Park

Mysteries of the Park
I, like many other parents, enjoy taking my little one down to the park when the weather is nice. What awaits us there, however, has become a puzzle for me. Allow me to explain. Our neighborhood is made up of primarily Polish residents, with a few Mexican households rounding out the rest of the homes... Read more »
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We're Going on an Adventure!

We're Going on an Adventure!
Our little family is hitting the road this weekend! We’ll be driving from Chicago to Arizona, stopping off to see family (and to find out what’s in Roswell) along the way! Did I mention it’ll be me, Ryan, the baby, AND our 70-pound dog all traveling together in our SUV?!? Sounds like a recipe for... Read more »