aj’s therapy

blackmail

March 13, 2017

It was a crazy day over here! Maybe it was a case of the Mondays. Maybe it was the day-after-daylight-savings-time-effect. Maybe it was tired kids who went away with dad this weekend (2) or irritable kids who didn’t get to go away with dad this weekend (2). Whatever it was, today was difficult. In the […]

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at it again

March 12, 2017

Dammit. I need to write again. The thing is, I don’t have the time. I’m tired all the time. Carpenter and I get like maybe 6 hours of sleep a day, at the VERY most, and we are running a construction business as well as raising 4 kids and 2 dogs (I still insist one […]

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year of the cicada

January 5, 2017

I haven’t written in forever. I’d like to say I was taking a sabbatical, or that I was on a yearlong expedition. But in reality, I’ve just been that. In reality. Four kids is a lot–as in, a lot more than three kids. And we once upon a time had four little kids, 8 down […]

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human mama

July 17, 2016

Both of my parents have now addressed at different times that I seem to be turning “negative.” As in, when you read my writing or listen to me talk, it might sound like I don’t love being a mom to four kids. The truth is that this is what motherhood is. This is what parenting […]

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bad guys

June 20, 2016

There are a lot of bad guys in the world. More now than ever, it seems. On the news, in politics, in the movies, …we’re not even talking about dark alleys. It seems like everyone has an angry, judgy version of themselves and it seems so hard for folks these days to stop. To take […]

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brotherly love

April 10, 2016

I’m sure you’ve all been on the edge of your seats for months, now, wondering if I’m ever going to weigh in on the current election process and candidates. Well, even if you’re not at the edge of your seat, hang on to it, because here I go: humanmama’s take on the 2016 presidential election. […]

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sorry to disappoint

March 5, 2016

Kids: I hope I don’t let you down. Wait–let me rephrase that. I’m going to let you down. Don’t even argue, I won’t argue either. It’s a fact. I’m your parent. I am with you and in charge of your life for so many hours per day that it is next to impossible that I […]

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ring ring ring goes the bell

January 21, 2016

When I first began this blog there wasn’t much in the way of mama-blogs. Not a lot of photography blogs. Blogging was just a thing, or just beginning to be a thing, and it took off (I think) because it’s like Facebook and Twitter and all those other “social media” things: blogging is a place […]

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new year’s lesson

January 2, 2016

Happy New Year! It’s been a thrill ride so far. When my old self would have been drinking champagne with her friends, my mom-self was cleaning 5 people’s throw up off of things. Well, actually that could’ve happened in my “old self” days. But this was because of the stomach flu, so. Yes! That’s right. […]

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self care (breakfast cookies)

December 17, 2015

For me, one of the hardest things in my life has always been taking care of myself. I’ve always been awesome at taking care of other people, friends and boyfriends, taking care of my different careers and responsibilities, and, after college (… but not as much before college…), taking care of my abode. I have […]

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