These past few weeks have been filled with exhaustion. Besides being 21 weeks pregnant, my son is – so challenging. He really, really is. I wrote this post right after he had a massive meltdown when my husband wasn’t here to help me. That was weeks ago. He’s thrown that same fit many times since. It’s… Continue reading I’ve lost my parenting mojo.
Since going back to work full-time, I find that when I get home at 3:45, I really do miss them. Typically, they give me some snuggles and we go out to play. They make my arrival back at home warm and fuzzy. Sometimes we have evenings like tonight, where my husband and I are cartwheeling… Continue reading When Your Toddler Wants Control, Twin Edition
His body goes limp in my arms, still young but not-so-little. He screams, thrashes, brings himself to the floor. He didn’t want to brush his teeth, but he didn’t want his twin sister to have teeth time with me either. He wanted to be first, and to also not brush his teeth. I stay calm,… Continue reading Dreaming of tomorrow
This morning, my 2.5 year old son came downstairs, ready for breakfast. But he was cranky. And for no reason, he pushed his sister. In that moment, I must admit, my patience bar was charged to 100%. I slept well and later than typical. I hadn’t seen my twins since the night before and was… Continue reading I parented today.
Today was a day off from work. Today reminded me of the time I stayed home for a full year and pretended to be a stay-at-home mom. Today, I had big plans. I try to remember, as often as I can, that “this too shall pass”. Both in the good way and bad. Sure, the… Continue reading My Favorite Season