Topic: being a mom

I Don’t Give A F**k What My Husband Thinks About My Hair, But Thanks For Asking

I Donât Give A F**k What My Husband Thinks About My Hair, But Thanks For Asking

I’ve never been afraid to experiment with my hair. It’s naturally a chocolate brown, but I’ve colored it orange, red, black, blonde, and most recently, purple. I’ve had hair down to my butt, side bangs, front bangs, angled bobs, and even a really awful haircut in sixth grade that looked like I walked into the salon and said, “Give me the Jonathan Taylor Thomas circa 1992, please.” More »

My Son’s Seizures Don’t Define Him, But They Define Me

My Son's Seizures Don't Define Him, But They Define Me

Of the kids diagnosed with epilepsy, many grow out of it after a year. That is not my experience.  Many kids respond well to amazing medications. No such luck here either. Owen will start kindergarten in the fall, and I’m terrified. This year at preschool he hasn’t had a seizure yet, for which I’m grateful. I know his teachers are kind and capable. We have a plan in place.  Yet my stomach knots up when I think of him scared, confused, embarrassed, and without me. More »

The 10 Stages Of Quitting Caffeine When You Have Small Kids

The 10 Stages Of Quitting Caffeine When You Have Small Kids

At the start of 2015 I resolved myself to a daily ritual of self-harm in the form of giving up caffeine. I have a toddler and a 6-month-old, so this was pretty stupid. I’ve been going strong since the beginning of January and while I’m doing okay physically, I’d be a dirty lying liar if I told I wasn’t spending every waking moment dreaming about steaming lattes and sexy, curvaceous bottles of Coke Zero. More »

8 Super Weird Things Only Moms Understand

8 Super Weird Things Only Moms Understand

Thank God the world is made up of so many mothers- mothers who work in the check-out line at the grocery store, mothers who ride on airplanes, mothers who teach at my child’s school and mothers who deliver my mail. If I wasn’t constantly surrounded by a sea of women who also have coffee-stained shirts hidden under blazers or sweatshirts and pink hair-ties hiding under their locks, I’d be in a pretty rough spot. More »

10 Miserable Everyday Chores All Parents Hate

10 Miserable Everyday Chores All Parents Hate

Chores are a part of adult life for everyone and obviously, they are not meant to be fun. Although I will cop to a sick pleasure when I see all the junk my Dyson picks up, I will say that I do not enjoy cleaning for the most part. When I had my kids, I came to realize that in addition to what I already do, there are chores all parents hate that childless people don’t have to deal with. More »

Resolution Week: 10 Annoying Things My Kids Do That I’m Gonna Be Totally Chill About In 2015

Resolution Week: 10 Annoying Things My Kids Do That I'm Gonna Be Totally Chill About In 2015

I love my kids more than anything (yeah yeah, we know, Kate), but dear god do they get under my skin sometimes. Not this year! In 2015 I’m gonna be totally cool and chill about all the little irritating things they do that make me completely insane. I am going to be the most laid back mom you’ve ever seen, just you watch!

Sure, these things were annoying in 2014, but 2015 nothing on this list will bug me ever again! *unclenches fists* More »

I’m Torn On If I Want More Than One Child

I'm Torn On If I Want More Than One Child

Now that my toddler is 18 months old, and we’re in a good place with him on almost every level, how can I possibly consider disrupting this perfect situation to do it all over again? How do more people reach this point and not just call it quits? Like, the thought I have every day is “How does ANYone choose to have another kid? Who has the energy?” More »