The set up: Watching Animal Planet and a dog was nursing her puppies. Alex: Why are they in her belly? Ben: They are cold. Obviously. Me: They are eating. Alex: They are eating their mommy??? Ben: No they are cold. Obviously. Me: They aren’t eating her, they are drinking her milk. Alex: What? No they … More Conversations with 4 year olds
tips for being a mediocre parent the day after. … More Hungover Parenting
Since I quit my job in August I haven’t once regretted the decision. Not once. My children are happier (I think) and I am doing what I love, and my husband no longer has to do the dishes or the laundry and he gets to sleep in most days. With all that said, My God, … More
As autumn is upon us and the leaves are falling from the trees, I find myself saying the same sentences again and again… You can’t go outside without your pants on. Why they are so against pants I’ll never figure out. No we aren’t bringing all the acorns in the house. Ben has roughly a hundred acorns that … More Pants on, Pants off.
Dinner in 11 steps. Step 1. Catch kid. Sit him at the table. Look closely at kid realize he’s covered in dirt. Make him wash his hands. Spend the next ten minutes yelling about soap, water, and cursing under your breath. Step 2. Sit kid back down. Kid realizes there are vegetables on his plate. … More JUST EAT THE PEAS.
This exact time four years ago, we were loading them up in the pouring rain. I was shaking. I was so scared. I had no business trying to keep two tiny humans alive. I knew that I loved them and I would try my very best but I had my doubts. I still have doubts. … More Tiny little burritos
The boys are in their 4th full week of camp. We had a rocky start. Lots of tears, begging, and separation anxiety. They cried too. I have a few reflections on school camp. 1. Other moms scare me. I just don’t know how one handles a preschooler and an infant. Just when I thought my … More Reflections