Motherhood is planning an adult “hooky” day, getting a massage, and then getting a call from your childcare provider to let you know that both of your children are sick. Motherhood is showing up to work with a spitup stain on your dress. Or sticker residue on your t-shirt. Or baby boogies on your black shirt.… Continue reading Motherhood is…
It’s a dreary, rainy, Monday. I wake up and head straight for the coffee, begrudging the day. Addie wakes up and loudly announces “I’m awake!!!” before heading downstairs and playing. The day passes. It’s bedtime for Addie. I am anxious for my own bedtime. She is anxious to tell me about her day, to… Continue reading To Be Three
Dinner time with a toddler (in my house) is often challenging…There’s the fight to get her to sit at the dinner table… The fight to get her to try her dinner…. The ridiculous amount of frustration when she finally tries a bite and exclaims “mmmmm, I like this.” (Ummm yeah, we knew you would like it….It… Continue reading One Magical Family Dinner
As I sprawled out on a fairly empty Amtrak train, I felt many things… Excitement for my first trip back to New York City since our move, a bit of sadness over leaving Addie and Mike at home, and a touch of anxiety… Would it be weird to be back? Would I love it? Hate… Continue reading Back to the Big Apple
Sooo around 4:30 this afternoon I realized our kitchen trash was smelling a bit… how should I say it… STINKY. I thought about lighting a candle and leaving the bag in the can for my husband to deal with…But I somehow mustered the strength (aka couldn’t deal with the smell) to remove the offending bag… Continue reading Raining in the garage?
Life since buying a fixer upper and moving to Lancaster has gone fast. It’s been a whirlwind of scraping wallpaper and painting walls and unpacking and buying appliances and gutting a powder room and cutting down trees and bushes and planting and mulching… And so on… And so on…And so on…. And we’re not nearly… Continue reading Stepping Back
2015 was a big year for us… It was a year of change… a year of MAJOR changes: New jobs… New house…New city… New pregnancy. All scary… All exciting…. All at once–a little crazy. But, I think it’s safe to say that 2015 was our best year yet. It wasn’t perfect. Things went wrong. Life… Continue reading 2015