As the title suggests, today is my 37th birthday. To say the least I have mixed emotions about this day. While I am grateful to be alive, have my health, two healthy kids and a sweet husband, I’m not exactly thrilled about where I am in life versus where I thought I’d be. I’m a SAHM to two kids, living in suburbia, married for 12 plus years and I’m in therapy. While much of my life is what I thought it would be, much more of it is not.Read More
The holiday season is upon us and I've already seen countless posts from parents obsessing over what to get their little people for Christmas. While many couldn't wait to peruse Toys R Us' annual toy guide, I immediately placed ours in with the recycling.
Its not that I'm opposed to toys, I just think that most of them are loud, useless pieces of plastic that will only clutter up my son's room. I use to donate any toy that came with a battery when he was younger. But now that he's six and Paw Patrol is all the rage, its not so easy + some "toys" we're okay with are run on batteries. So there's that.Read More
Like many parents, I’ve been trying to get my life together post kids. I used to be super organized and so system driven that I even considered a career in professional organizing.
Fortunately that was not my calling yet I still lived for everything having its place and managing a fairly simple calendar of social and work events. Keeping a neat and tidy home was much easier regardless if it was the tri-level town home we once had in the burbs or a loft in the city.Read More
Years ago when I first started feeding my son solids, I cooked and puréed a couple of foods (sweet potato and peas) and spoon fed them to him much to his delight.
We continued on that path, adding 1-2 new foods a week until he was capable of feeding himself with his own utensils. I refused to buy those raggedy plastic but part metal utensils with some cartoon or superhero character emblazoned on the handle. No.Read More
Every Monday, my wife and I will take this time to reflect through all the weekly struggles, frustrations, screaming children, unplanned expenses, surprise bills, disappointing date nights, speeding tickets, challenging co-workers, and whatever else the week throws our way to highlight what we're both grateful for.Read More