You’re My Best Pizza

Your yogurt smoothie is questionably balancing on top of your semi-truck, and it’s a matter of seconds before the whole concoction falls apart; and you’ll either belly laugh or face plant on the dirty rug in total despair.  My sock is on the mantle, chocolate is smeared all over your chair that I just washed; […]

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The Day I Started Being Thankful for Breath

I rocked my sick toddler in my arms.  He’d turned 2 just the day before.   Suddenly his warm and peaceful body jolted forward gasping for air.  I stood up, panicked, trying to see his face, when he began violently seizing.   I was completely alone this Saturday evening.  My husband’s brother was getting married, […]

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The Big Life

Finn will be two in exactly a month, and if ever there was a stage I wish I could freeze in time and keep forever, it would be this one.  I think I’ve said that with almost every stage thus far, and honestly even on teething days and tantrum days I’ve only retracted that wish […]

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ISO: Edible Coffee Beans

I have a newborn toddler. He is changing day by day, and doing everything fun and funny and keeping me entertained and on my toes at all times.  But something hasn’t changed, and that’s the fact that his sleeping patterns still seem to resemble that of a newborn.  The child won’t sleep. I know, I […]

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The Bright Yellow, Mysterious Mushroom

I walked outside yesterday morning, the sky was a pastel blue and glowing with pink and orange.  A light fog filled the air, the blades of grass all wet with morning dew.  I figured I had but two minutes before my little babe woke up, so I stood and breathed in the serene of the […]

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The Pig in the Pan Cabinet

Tonight, as I did the monotonous kitchen cleaning, high chair scrubbing, and wrangling of the millions-of-tupperware-and-cups-that-Finn-got-out routine, all I could think about was how tired I am; and how I’d cut off my right pinky toe for the cleaning that will never be done, to just be done, so that I could be either be […]

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Finn Turns One

Finn turned one, and it went pretty much as expect.  He was the center of attention, looked adorable, hated his cake, and threw the majority of his food on the floor.  When I say he hated his cake, I mean he screamed and cried and pretended he was being tortured.  He refused to touch his […]

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The Wrestling Match: The Perfect Gift

Today, I found myself overall frustrated.  It seems that over the last few days my 10 month old has turned into a toddler-style baby.  In other words he can’t walk but he is an excellent tantrum thrower with an intensely strong-willed personality. Earlier, I was trying to get him dressed, you know, so he doesn’t […]

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The Parents Who Just Won’t Quit

Have you ever known those parents who just won’t quit? Like mine. When I was 15 I had moments where I just wanted them to stop, you know, molding me into a decent human being who knew how to succeed and work hard in life.  How annoying that they would care that much. Now at […]

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5 Life-Changing Realizations

Finn is teething.  I love his gummy smile so much that I secretly wish for him to never grow teeth, but I remind myself that he might encounter some problems down the line if he literally never grew teeth.  The teeth growing process isn’t necessarily fun, though, and tonight as I finally sit down post-screaming fit, I’ve […]

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