11 Things I Love About Being a Mom


Every now and then, I just have one of those days.  You know the ones I’m talking about, right? The ones where all the kids are grumpy, you’re doling out endless baths, and bedtime is nowhere in sight? It’s days like that when I wonder if I knew what I was getting myself into when I became […]

The Miracle Blanket: A Review


Whilst I was still pregnant, you may remember me writing about my new Miracle Blanket that I had stashed in my stockpile of baby swag.  I was really excited to try it out, A) because it was pink and I couldn’t wait for pink stuff again B) because I had used a swaddling blanket with […]

What I Want You To Know About Me

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It’s one of my biggest fears in writing this blog that people will get entirely the wrong impression of me.  I know when I first started blogging and dreamed of becoming a writer on the “big” sites like Babble, I had this vision of what those writers’ lives must be like. I bet they are […]

Though She Be But Little (An Etsy Special!)


Oh my gosh, I am so excited about this post I can hardly stand it.  A few weeks ago (I think it was that long, my timeline is a bit skewed these day, but you know, I did give birth and all, my excuse for all things shortcoming in my life), I wrote an article […]

Sara’s Birth Story

The next morning.

A bagel with cream cheese… No, wait, Chinese…hmmm, sweet and sour and an egg roll… I was supposed to be focusing on the task at hand, more commonly referred to as “labor,” but people, all I could think about was food.  Seven or eight hours into my first-ever induction, I was feeling pretty downright miserable. Having […]

I’m 28 With Four Kids–So What?


Over on Babble this week, I shared my thoughts on being a young mom of four kids–and how for me, young motherhood has not meant my life has been a failure, or even more of a struggle.  Maybe I’m the exception, but I doubt it. The true “success” of motherhood–at any age–means believing in yourself, […]

How To Prepare For An Induction


If you have an induction coming up, you may be more than a little nervous — I know that I was. Even after giving birth three times, I knew that an induced labor and delivery would be nothing like going into labor on my own. Which is why I tried to prepare ahead of time. […]

The NuuNest App–Now 50% Off!

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Today, after my husband came home, I spent a ridiculous amount of time bragging to him how proud I was of myself for getting all four kiddos out of the house and to the park today. Yes, we spent more time in the bathroom than playing and yes, I only succeeded in wearing myself out […]

Dear Daughter, You Are Not “Shy”


Oh, she’s your shy one.  When she’s going to come out her shell? Do you think she’s ready for preschool? The comments come, one by one, seemingly innocent, but stinging like tiny barbs as I hold my four-year-old closer to me, wrapping my arm around her like a shield against the world. I hate these […]

11 Things I DON’T Do As A Mom

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It would appear that we are all secretly curious as to how other mothers seem to pull it all off — the cooking, the cleaning, the husband-keeping, the children-rearing, the exercising, the styling–shall I go on? Because I’m already exhausted just thinking about it.  I came out in the open with my mothering transgressions over […]