As I sat there, congratulating him for actually eating something I realized that I should probably be feeling a teensy tiny bit guilty for giving in and letting him be the boss. I suppose I can be comforted knowing that as the years progress, so will all of my other mom guilts. Cheers!
It has officially been four months since I graduated with my Master's, popped out a baby, and basically resigned myself to SAHM status. It's taken these four months for me to get over my shell shock of how last year turned out--and to begin a long road of acceptance that life plans, well, are just … Continue reading Today, I wasn’t ID’d for Wine at the Grocery Store and other ramblings
And here's why! This past semester I have been pumping out weekly articles for Odyssey Online. I will try to start updating with some of my favorites. Hope you enjoy and feel free to share! An Open Letter to the Young Mom in School This goes out to all of the other young moms out … Continue reading I’ve been eerily quiet on here
I'm a total cheapscape. When we started prepping for baby Ollie I was blown away by how stupid expensive baby gear is. (Baby wipe container with built-in mister? What the heck.) There were a few things that we eventually did splurge on. And they were total lifesavers. So, if you're trying to budget for baby, … Continue reading Baby gear worth the splurge
The other day I snapped a photo of the inside of my fridge and sent it to a friend with the tag line "story of my life." The fridge shelf was lined with bottles of Yuengling (our go-to choice for beer). Sitting in the middle of these was a bottle of a different nature, a … Continue reading Poop, screams, and the art of finding humor in the messiest of situations.
We have survived seven weeks with a newborn! I feel that a bit of a celebration (and a walk down nostalgic, sleep-deprived, new parent lane) is in order. So, in honor of successfully keeping our grunting, chubby little cherub alive, I suppose I'll share what becoming a mom has revealed to me. After the initial … Continue reading Reporting from the Trenches: Discoveries from New Parenthood
My mother never warned me of what it was to become a mom. I never knew that when gazing into your face time would stop. I never knew that as time froze, it would simultaneously speed up, the years whizzing by, of sleepless nights, temper tantrums, first words, school plays, driving lessons, college, packed bags, … Continue reading My Mother Never Warned Me