Showing the “Real” You


I’m pretty sure everyone is just faking their way through life.

In a world of social media, it’s easy to believe that you are the only faker out there.

When all you see is a filtered version of what the person wants you to see, you’re bound to start believing that you’re the only one who is a hot mess.   (more…)


Embracing the “Littles” Phase of Life: Enjoying the Moments


IMG_7170I think admitting that the “Littles” stage of life is hard would be healthy for all of us.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m drowning in my life.

Most days I’m just trying to keep my head above water, some days I succeed, and some days… I’m really glad we have early bedtime at our house.  (more…)

Learning to Leave the House

I don’t enjoy taking my kids in public.

I know it sounds terrible.

I mean there are some public places I’m thrilled to take them: the park, Walmart, Costco, the library… you know places where people wear pajamas and there’s a 90% chance you’re going to run into another child having an epic meltdown.

I do NOT like taking them anywhere they need to be quiet. (more…)

Lucky Number Three


Before we had kids people asked us “when are you going to have kids?”

They’d casually pop the question into a conversation, almost as if they thought we’d never thought of having kids and they were presenting us with a brand new concept.

Once we had Harry Potter, people immediately started asking when we were going to have another child.

After AsthmaMan the questions about if we were trying for a girl started… I think before he even left the hospital.

Now we get the question, “are you done?” (more…)