• Kids

    Why I No Longer Speak in Absolutes

    I think I was a much better parent before I had kids.  Back then, my kids would never talk back and they would always do as they were told.  I would never lose my temper and I would always stand my ground.  I had the whole thing figured out.  I saw the parents with screaming kids and thought there is no way any child of mine will ever act like that! (As if I would have a magic look that would stop a hysterical 2-year-old in his tracks!) Boy was I wrong about it all.  Turns out I have gone back on most everything I said I would never do.…

  • Kids

    What happened to my house?

    Pre-kids, my home was reasonably put together, modernly decorated and clutter-free.  My main living space downstairs was cozy and clean, a place for everything, and everything in its place.  And then I got pregnant and started looking into the “equipment” necessary to care for a baby.  I talked to experienced mothers to figure out what we needed.  A pack-n-play, a swing, a changing station, activity mat, bouncy seat, Bumbo seat, Boppy pillows, and the list continued.  Ok, I thought, it’s a lot of stuff, but it seemed reasonable.  I’m not sure where I thought this stuff would go, but certainly not my comfy, cozy living space!  As my due date…

  • Kids

    The Mommy Job Description

    So apparently I never saw the real job description for the mommy position.  Sure, I read the baby books that told me I’d feed them, change them and they’d take daily naps. I knew I’d love them unconditionally; I knew I’d laugh when they were silly and wipe away their tears. But somehow, I missed the fine print. I didn’t know that feeding them was not as simple as it sounded. Who knew it was such a pain in the butt to clean bottles?  And let’s not even talk about the bottles that get forgotten in the bottom of the diaper bag for a couple days!  Oh, feeding them is…

  • Me

    I’m starting a blog!

    So I’ve finally decided to start a blog. The conditions have been favorable for a while… I love to cook, my kids (1 and 3) provide me with endless sitcom-quality humor to share, I love to throw a party and I have a tendency every once in a while to go a tad overboard with them, I have a DSLR camera that I am trying to master, and in my heart I am still the same ole yearbook editor from high school who likes to organize words and pictures to tell a story. My recent addiction to Pinterest has pushed me over the edge with this venture – taking me…