I totally get that “last baby” cliche. With the twins, I couldn’t wait for their next milestones. I was impatient for them to move to the next stage, partially because the stage they had been in, being 2 of them, was so hard and I always hoped the next stage would be easier! (Still waiting… Continue reading This is the baby.
Life has been hectic. I’m a rag doll, limbs stretched out in all directions. I can only stretch so far, and yet, I’m managing. I’m parenting 3, teaching 22, nursing 1. Maintaining friendships, my marriage. Attempting (and failing) to maintain my home. Pushing tasks off due to daily exhaustion, and never going back to take… Continue reading This is her.
Motherhood has a way of keeping you so busy, constantly multitasking and prioritizing and getting chores done and kids raised. I’ve loved my blogging hobby but sometimes it feels like doing an “update” is a burden, one that has so many twists and turns I couldn’t possibly keep up with the details of my own… Continue reading This is him.
I can’t believe I’m at the end. I do have three more weeks to go, but at this point, I’m already thinking about/dreaming about/planning for life in 5th grade, so it might as well already be here. It’s pretty pathetic that our country’s maternity/paternity policy sucks, and I find it somewhat infuriating that mothers who… Continue reading Mourning the end of maternity leave
He’s here! He’s here, 5 weeks early, born 5 lbs and 9 oz, and he’s perfect. This is Isaac, or as I’ll call him here, Baby I. Call it “Mother’s Intuition”. I knew it! I knew it without truly bringing it to light that I was going to have my son early. In my last… Continue reading Perfect
I’ve believed for many years that guilt is a crappy emotion, one better off not felt at all if you can help it. I especially can’t stand when people try to make you feel guilty. Children and teens are extra sensitive to that (or at least I was) and that’s just no way to live… Continue reading Pregnant Mommy Guilt
One of my new loves is the tot tray. I recently tried using tot trays in our home for the first time, and I love so many things about them: the simplicity of the activities (which usually = cheap!), the ease of setup/cleanup, the educational aspects to them, and the (eventual) responsibility the twins will have… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Tot Trays