It was summertime, and my daughter was about 8 months old. We were in the checkout line at the grocery store. My baby was dressed something like this: She wasn't wearing shoes because...well...she couldn't yet walk and it was summertime! An older woman in front of me in line was making cute faces at my … Continue reading Oh No, Baby! Where Are Your Shoes?
Have you all watched the Ali Wong Comedy Special on Netflix "Hard Knock Wife"? In it, she jokes about how she'd only employ an elderly nanny. She was feeling less than glamorous (read: sleep deprived, gross, bitchy) as a new mom and felt having a young, beautiful nanny living in the house (who does everything asked of … Continue reading My Husband, the Postpartum Hero
It was bedtime. My daughter was playing on her bed as I held her baby brother. He started to fuss, and as I turned my attention away from her to soothe him, BAM! I turned back around and my daughter was screaming. It was the kind of crying where you are so upset you can't … Continue reading Her Bruised Face and My Bruised Ego
This is Day 1 of my 30 Day Writing Challenge. Feel free to join me by writing about a lesson you learned the hard way. Post a link in the comments below and I'll be sure to read and comment. You've probably heard the saying a million times: Everyone is a perfect parent until … Continue reading A Lesson Learned the Hard Way
I'm 9 months pregnant and it's most likely my last pregnancy. I am a whale, every position is uncomfortable, my skin is itchy and I'm SO done sharing my body. But at the same time, I know I will miss feeling the little baby kicks. I will miss my toddler kissing my belly. I will … Continue reading The Confusing, Competing Feelings of Motherhood