After having my second baby just a few weeks ago, I've now decided that my name officially sucks. How did this happen? I loooooooooved my name. I still love my name. But it just doesn't have the same magic anymore.Reality has hit me after one wedding and two babies in the last three years: My name doesn't match the people that are most important to me... and that makes me … [Read more...] about My Maiden Name Identity Crisis
I am RIGHT in it people. Princesses, princesses everywhere. My newly-minted 3 year old is obsessed, and my 19-month old is following suit. (I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree... I literally thought I was Snow White when I was five. And Lord help you if you disputed me.) Fact about princesses: The feminist in me hates them. The mom in me thinks they're … [Read more...] about Piecing Together The Princess Problem
Let's not pretend to be something we're not. Most all clever moms lie to their children (especially to toddlers) at some point or another just to get things done. I do. Not ashamed to admit it. This chocolate isn't what you think it is, it's really mommy's medicine and tastes really yucky. I'm going to take my nap right now too. This iced tea is very very yucky. The … [Read more...] about The Magic Phrase That Gets Your Little Ones To Listen
Since I started my adventure in motherhood back in 2010, I've always had a goal to keep things "strong" -- physically, emotionally and mentally. Don't get me wrong, I've had my share of mommy-meltdowns, but I remember admiring how strong my own mom was raising my sister and me. She handled anything and everything. Our house 'ran' thanks to my mom. She worked. She cleaned. She … [Read more...] about Does Being a Strong Mom Suck?
How old is too old to have a baby? Is there such a thing as being past our female prime in our progressive age of egg-freezing technology and scientific possibilities of surrogacy? Some say yes, some say no. The options for carrying and birthing a baby past the age of 35 teeters on controversial to some. Others don't understand the controversy at all. I myself am split on the … [Read more...] about Pushing Motherhood: The Real and Raw Documentary