As much as I want to love summer, I don't. It's more than just not liking it; I pretty much hate it. It takes a lot for me to admit this, as I really want to be a mom who loves summer and has a great time. But the thing is that summer means my husband is gone for about three full weeks. Two weeks ... Read More about When Parenting Defeats Me
I clutched the handlebars, the left-- my goalie hand --twitching a little bit. Best to always keep the men moving. We were losing 2 to 8 and my partner had cracked. I should have expected as much from Mike, a junior who had been trying to date me for months but couldn't pronounce my name. Across ... Read More about Foosball in the World of Men
As I checked out of the grocery store this weekend, I was greeted with three magazine covers with women showing off post baby bodies. I may have made a strangled sound of frustration that I had to disguise as a cough. Have you seen these covers? I'm not picturing them here, but next time you are ... Read More about Post Baby Bodies: It’s Not a Race!
I feel like I won a sort of unspoken prize today. I tricked my kids into thinking that cleaning toilets is cool, while at the same time, I taught them about science. Eco-friendly toilet cleaning? All the cool kids are doing it. I feel like it's okay for me to write posts like this, because most ... Read More about Kid-Friendly, Eco-Friendly Toilet Cleaning
Last week I visited my best friend Ginny in Newport News. It was one of those weird visits: she had lockjaw and Cooper got super fussy and sick from me eating a sandwich full of onions. But we had a great time, and even in her living room, she took these amazing photos of Cooper. Even in the living ... Read More about This Beautiful, Balding Baby