Confessions

I have started about ten blogs over the past few months. I would start writing, and after a bit, it just didn’t feel right. I would quit, come back after a day or two, and start a new one. Now, I have ten drafts, no new posts since December, and stories to tell that are…

Midnight Snores

I come to you as a tired, weary soul. From my last post, you know that my little man was recovering from RSV, a nasty little respiratory virus. After a trip to the doctor, he now has a sinus infection, pink eye (in both eyes), and a double ear infection. The doctor’s office joked that our son…

16 (+14) Candles

I can’t be the only woman that feels this way; that motherhood, being a wife and mother, should have come to me so naturally. I would have instincts that would tell me what do to, when to do it, and how it needs done. Those instincts would help me love every minute of this new journey. Instead, it feels like one of the least natural roles I have ever filled. I feel guilty and vulnerable for admitting that I miss the pre-baby, pre-husband life of those mid-twenties.

Meatloaf love

We all know those judgmental thoughts that you had before having a kid. Everyone has that list of things you said you would never do. I will never have a kid that acts like a possessed banshee at the store. I will never have a kid that looks you right in the eyes as he does…

Commando

Let me start by apologizing for it being so long since my last post. We all know how the holidays can be. I have so many stories to tell from the past few weeks. We wrapped up the Thanksgiving holiday with a trip to the ER. Our son had RSV, which was an awful experience…

The Messy Truth

This past week, a coworker brought her fresh new baby boy into the office. He is just six weeks out of the oven. Everyone coos and dotes over a newborn, and seriously, this one was pretty precious. I approached with caution, and he was quickly offered up to me to hold. With my hands tucked…

38.6247° N 90.1848° W

Not to brag, but I am truly a great gift giver. I take joy in knowing that my gifts will be the best, most meaningful, and awesome gifts that you will get from anyone, ever. I tuck away informative tidbits through the year to find a perfect gift that will delight and amaze you. For…