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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To the Mama at the Gym With the Screaming Baby

Oh hey, that’s me!  But also probably someone else, too. It’s Friday and although I worked out each day this week, there isn’t one single day that I got in the full workout that I intended.  Tuesday my babe miraculously peed a gallon and a half in the 20 minutes that it takes to get […]

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To Finn, Year One

It’s the eve of your due date, and I’ve been pacing anxiously for hours.  At 3 AM I know that after 9 months of waiting, it’s finally time to meet you.  I wake up your dad, and at the speed of light he jumps in the shower, grabs the camera, races to the car, and begins driving towards the […]

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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 Miracle of Hands

  I’m rocking my 9 month old to sleep and he’s so fascinated by his toes that he exhausts himself in an attempt to eat them. He becomes increasingly frustrated as he realizes his alien pajamas are stuck on his feet and his toes will have to wait until tomorrow to be eaten.  When he […]

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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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The Motherhood Test

This morning, by 8 A.M. I made approximately 108 baby meatballs, and 296 sweet potato bites all for my  precious  almost 9 month old. I didn’t necessarily do this for fun, but more so for the fact that I cannot for the life of me get him to eat his “finger food”.  He will however […]

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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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