Dear Happy Mom, I’m With Ya

I love being a mom. I wouldn’t ask for anything  else. I don’t love wiping bottoms, poopy  accidents in the tub, police car sirens at 6 am or cold coffee left in the microwave for hours. I could do without those things if possible, but I wouldn’t trade it for being a mom. I share […]

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Baby’s Birth Story and His Name

First off, if you’re reading to find out the baby’s name, I give you permission to skip to the end of the post. The rest that follows is how he raced into the world painfully and just in time for my doctor to deliver 🙂 I rolled my big belly over to the clock: 3:32 […]

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Postpartum Mishaps with Baby #3

You’d think I’d be an expert at living life postpartum, now that its the third time around. Newsflash to motherhood: each child does not give you another notch of expertise. Darn. Would be nice though. Third time or first time, postpartum life, particularly in the first week is still just as messy and surprising. Take […]

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I Didn’t Put My Boys In Preschool

Benjamin and Jack love to sit at their little kid table and “do their homework” aka scribble, color and maybe  attempt writing their names in between sneaking warrior stripes on each other’s  faces. They see their older half-brother working on his homework when he’s with us, and of course, they think they have homework too. […]

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Birth, What A Joyful Mess!

I had the privilege of helping and welcoming my nephew into the world this last week. I’ve experienced birth myself, but this was the first time I was on the outside, watching a mother wait in pain for her baby to arrive. It was a magical mess of emotions and time. Like entering a dream […]

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Jack’s Birth Story: Baby #2

I wrote about Benjamin’s  birth story, detailing the trauma and full experience  in the hospital. I was also in the hospital  with Jack, but his birth was so different!! Almost night and day, which makes me nervous  for this one to come. Seriously, each birth is a wild card, and I have no expectations  for […]

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I Stopped Playing With My Boys

There was a day when I would play Thomas the Train, orchestrate a major Dinosaur hunt, and race cars all over the house. I would narrate detailed stories and games, bringing my boys (mostly Benjamin) into extravagant, make-believe  worlds. Until, it had to stop. I didn’t realize the amount of dependence/need I was promoting. I […]

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The #FITMOM Trend: Why Its A Good Thing

Recently, the “Whats Your Excuse?” Mom was re-circulating through social media and the news with her recent weight – gain admission. It brought me to thoughts on the whole #fitmom trend, and where we go as mothers with it. My immediate  reaction was, “how brave of her to be honest and brave to admit her […]

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