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 pediatricianContinue reading “over-sharing”

Diagnosis: Princess Power

It’s happened. I swore to myself it wouldn’t; the day she was born someone put a silly pink bow hat on my daughter’s head, and it was then I vowed; I’m going to keep her away from the girly stuff. All the frilly, lacy, pink stuff that is having a little little girl just isn’tContinue reading “Diagnosis: Princess Power”

Playground Politics

*This goes out to the parents out there* …. Think back, to your days before “parent” was a label applied to you. What were your thoughts on children, moms and dads, and discipline? What sorts of behavior would you witness with rolled eyes and scoffing? *This goes out to the parents of multiple children outContinue reading “Playground Politics”

Struggles of the Student Mom

My blog is two years old! It’s amazing to think about where I was two years ago, when I started this blog as an outlet and break up of time, to where I am today. Two years ago I was snuggling newborn baby H and deep into that newborn bliss. I can say without hesitationContinue reading “Struggles of the Student Mom”

the joys of a little boy

Holden is my baby, the youngest of three, and my second son. But in so many ways he’s my first “boy”. My eldest, Eli, was a shy, studious toddler with a fixation on doors and trains and books and was quiet until he was 3. Literally. He didn’t really start talking until then, and thisContinue reading “the joys of a little boy”

the next great exercise fad

If you want a dynamic, cardio-blast of a workout, one that tests your muscles in ways you’ve never dreamed, have I got the program for you. It’ll give your body AND mind a workout like you’ve never experienced. All you’ve got to do is put a pair of gloves on my 2-year-old daughter. She’s 28Continue reading “the next great exercise fad”

the postpartum body

This photo is slightly hideous, but I am sharing it with a purpose. It was taken about 12 hours after I pushed out that little bundle cradled in my right arm. Now, look at the belly. Big, right? Rewind to just minutes before the picture. I had said goodbye to Husband, bigger kids, and motherContinue reading “the postpartum body”