over-sharing

A few days ago I saw a headline on people.com, "Kristen Bell's 5 year-old is Still in Diapers". Very quickly many thoughts went through my head. First- judgement. I can admit it. 5 seems really old to be in diapers. Then, secondly- solidarity. My 5 year old daughter is still in diapers overnight. Her pediatrician… Continue reading over-sharing

the boredom curve

I'm going to admit something that is going to make me sound like an inattentive mother. I've gotten exceptionally talented at ignoring my kids. No, no, hear me out. Like millions across America right now, I am home with my children. Unlike before, there is no out-of-home activities to cart the littles to. In the… Continue reading the boredom curve

journey to the front lines

I'm really good at sheltering in place. For the most part, my life isn't that different from before the 'rona hit. I'm patriotic just by never leaving my house, except for our daily walks around the neighborhood, which are patriotic in their own way... neighbors popping out to chat from their front door (we stay… Continue reading journey to the front lines

backyard bird watching: how I entertain myself during (and before) the age of social distancing

It started a few years ago. My mother-in-law gave our family a birdhouse for Christmas, it was a craft project she'd done. We hung it up on our shed in the backyard and didn't think much about it. Spring came, though, and I realized a family of birds moved in. Watching the parents swoop in… Continue reading backyard bird watching: how I entertain myself during (and before) the age of social distancing

this blog’s name has never been more relevant

The past few months have been a preparation for social distancing. I finished my microbiology class last semester, and took this semester off before nursing school starts in the fall... assuming they start a new class in the fall, since I'm sure this spring's class is super delayed and possibly cancelled. Anyway, my friend's sort… Continue reading this blog’s name has never been more relevant