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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one of those weeks

November 19, 2015

It’s kind of been one of those weeks. Like one of those weeks where you go to pay for the car and it’s a two thousand dollar repair, instead of a two hundred dollar repair. One of those weeks where you try to do laundry and, yes, there’s one red sock somewhere in the whites. […]

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11 months down…

November 15, 2015

11 months down! My little baby is 11 months old today. Eleven months down and a lifetime more to go. And I don’t care what anyone says about teenagers being even harder than babies, they’re not. I don’t care how much emotional difficulty a teenager can bring. It’s still nothing compared to not sleeping more […]

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it’s a small life, after all

September 14, 2015

It’s back to school time! A fun, nerve-racking time. I like this time of year so much, except that it’s like the Sunday night of the weekend–it goes too fast, it’s packed full of activity which makes it hard to take the time to enjoy it, and the weather’s always perfect but there’s always homework. […]

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set it free

August 24, 2015

Being a parent is insanely hard. I mean, it definitely drives a lot of people crazy, and I’m not talking about crazy like “she’s so crazy! I just love her.” I’m talking “see that woman there, you know, the one pulling out her hair and talking to that wine bottle? She’s a parent.” It’s even […]

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i got, got, got, got no time

August 16, 2015

Sometimes I’ll run into a friend in a grocery store, these days, and she’ll say to me, “I love your blog!” or maybe “I read your blog all the time!” and I immediately think, “I have a BLOG?” Just kidding. I remember it. Vaguely. And if that friend also says “how’s it going, having four […]

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brainwashing

May 28, 2015

When I had Helena, who is almost nine, I immediately began brainwashing her. I think every parent should. Well, probably every parent does, in their way. I began saying “Who’s the best mommy? Who?! Who loves you?” to her as soon as I realized her little beady eyes were following me and not just staring […]

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sleeping like a baby… again

May 20, 2015

I haven’t been writing. I can’t write right now. I want to so badly, but I have about 20 brain cells left and they’re all keeping my heart and lungs going. I seriously think this baby (number FOUR if anyone forgot) is working up to be our worst sleeper. It’s no fair, really, since we […]

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#publicserviceannouncement

April 15, 2015

Please, please, please read and forward on. This may save someone’s sanity, or help someone laugh at themselves. This may help a partner reach out or a mommy get some much-needed and much-deserved help. Please help spread the word. Friends. I saw a new mommy today. Well, I heard her baby first, for about an […]

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henny penny

April 9, 2015

This has been a rough week. Or, “this has been a rough week,” I’ve said every week this year so far. It’s no picnic having four kids, all 8 and under, some getting to school in the morning, some nursing and getting up at night still, some with homework, all with needs. Needs, needs, needs. […]

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