Angels Do Exist (at the Grocery Store)

Every time I take my kids grocery shopping, I return with a week’s worth of food and a lifetime’s worth of regret. Every time, I search my soul for an answer to the question: Why didn’t I do Home Shop? Last week, I took the kids shopping after picking my three-year-old up from preschool. I […]

Want to read more like this? Click here to let me come right to your inbox. Can we hang out some more on Facebook?

The Preschool Pickup Fiasco of 2015 on Scary Mommy

Sweet Pea, my three year-old, started preschool this fall. Her first day of school was momentous. It was epic, in fact. The way she howled at pick-up, you would have thought I was a kidnapper. I’m sure this will be a hilarious story someday. Like, when she’s thirty. At the time, I felt like Sweet Pea […]

Want to read more like this? Click here to let me come right to your inbox. Can we hang out some more on Facebook?

Musings on Motherhood, Guilt, and Creativity

I struggle with guilt. When I feel burnt out on being a stay at home mom (which happens at least once a day), I remember these years in my kids’ lives are short, that I am so lucky to have the option to stay home and that I am free to work on my writing […]

Want to read more like this? Click here to let me come right to your inbox. Can we hang out some more on Facebook?

LTYM: Boulder- Video Release, Overdue Recap

So, there’s this little thing called The Listen To Your Mother Show. It features local writers reading their own essays on motherhood- the experience of being one, having one, or knowing one, in celebration of Mother’s Day. I’ve co-produced the Boulder LTYM show for three years in a row now, and it has been amazing. My […]

Want to read more like this? Click here to let me come right to your inbox. Can we hang out some more on Facebook?

A Happy Anniversary

Each year, Dan and I take turns planning our anniversary. Last year it was his turn to plan, which was good, considering I was four days postpartum and in no position to plan… anything. We did it lower than low key, at home, while my mom took Sweet Pea out to dinner. We were “alone” […]

Want to read more like this? Click here to let me come right to your inbox. Can we hang out some more on Facebook?

Lies I Told Myself About Baby #2… Guest Posting at In the Powder Room!

I know one thing about babies: They are mysterious. I learned this when my two-year-old was a baby, but I buried this nugget of truth in the recesses of my brain, which is disorganized to begin with. I can barely remember where I put my phone. I sailed through my second pregnancy, blissfully unaware of what was […]

Want to read more like this? Click here to let me come right to your inbox. Can we hang out some more on Facebook?

Yes, I’m judging

I don’t normally judge other parents. At least not publicly. But when someone does something as grotesque as dressing their child in a Ray Rice costume, I can’t hold back. Yes, I’m judging. I was shocked and disgusted when I saw this photo online: Someone thought it was ok- funny, even- to dress their kid […]

Want to read more like this? Click here to let me come right to your inbox. Can we hang out some more on Facebook?

It Gets Easier

I overheard the only dad in Sweet Pea’s swim lesson mention something about a baby at home in between blowing bubbles and practicing reaching and pulling. “We have a baby at home too.” I offered. “How old?” he asked. “Four months. What about you?” “Three days.” I smiled and offered congratulations. “Does it get easier?” […]

Want to read more like this? Click here to let me come right to your inbox. Can we hang out some more on Facebook?

OMG You Guys, I’m on Mamalode!!!

Happy Friday! Speaking of happy, I’m totally doing the happy dance right now because I am featured on Mamalode today! In case you don’t know, Mamalode is an online magazine that publishes amazing content on modern motherhood. Seriously, I’ve never read anything there that I didn’t love. So I am thoroughly thrilled the be part […]

Want to read more like this? Click here to let me come right to your inbox. Can we hang out some more on Facebook?

Reflections

I spend more time than I’d like to admit looking in the mirror. Brown boots versus black? One piece or two piece? When did that vertical wrinkle show up right next to my mouth and why is it only on the right side of my face? My husband will call out, “When are you coming […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Want to read more like this? Click here to let me come right to your inbox. Can we hang out some more on Facebook?
%d bloggers like this: