Today we’re getting up close and personal

Months ago, I read an article about a brand new mom who took her own life after a silent battle with postpartum depression. As I stared at the pictures of her, I couldn’t stop thinking about her family. Her husband and her daughter, who would now have to figure out how to live life without … [Read more…]

I’ve loved you four years and forever

The 1,460 days you’ve been alive have been the craziest, amazing, exhaustingly wonderful days of my life. You have more orneriness inside your little body than I know what to do with and I’ve yelled at you more times than you’ve probably deserved. And your energy, your never-ending energy, makes me feel twice my age, … [Read more…]

Forget the messes and make the memories

This is a picture of my three-year-old’s room from earlier this afternoon. There isn’t a thing in this picture that doesn’t drive me absolutely crazy… the unmade bed, random orange dish towel that I had no idea he even had, blankets piled in a heap on the floor, and how the rug has turned into … [Read more…]

Letter to my pre-mom self

Dear Pre-Mom Self: Sleep. Whenever you can and however you can. Whether you’re sitting at a red light or waiting in line at McDonald’s drive thru… I don’t care… just. do. it. When interacting with others, remember to use your blinks to your advantage and make them as long as you can. Because your eyes … [Read more…]

Why I want to be more like my toddler

Over the past few days, I’ve realized that I want to be more like my toddler. As I watched him run around in the pouring down rain (remember this?), laughing and splashing in the puddles until his rain boots were full of water, I couldn’t help but think about the well-known quote by Vivian Greene: … [Read more…]