Category : Things You Should Have Learned By Now

moms

I don’t normally share the specific details of my every day life, but over the past two weeks, I have been near bed-ridden. Coming down with what I thought was a 48-hour virus, but turned out to be pneumonia, has had me lying in bed for the better part of each day, trying to rest and allow my body to recoup. As …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
no time

What is is about the New Year that has everybody thinking they can suddenly conquer the world? Getting in shape, organizing your house, finally getting stuff done! I’m not judging; I’m just as guilty of it as anyone else. As the end of every year approaches, I have a tendency to tell myself that I have no time for all that …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
halloween

Every October, I like to make my life way more difficult than it needs to be by hobbling together at least one (but usually both) of my children’s Halloween costumes. It’s not like I’m some habitual crafter or Pinterest addict, so I’m not entirely sure why I do this, but it keeps happening, year after year. The first Halloween we …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
every night

Every night, after my children go to bed, I let out a sigh of relief bigger than the night before. As  a parent, nothing feels quite as good as that sigh. Unfortunately, that feeling only lasts for about 2.4 seconds. Then the reality of all the things you still need to do begins to sink in. It’s a vicious cycle. …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
lies

As a Mom, I tell many lies. Some are little white lies I tell my children just to get them to eat their dinner, like when I say that the little bits of onion in their chicken are little bits of cheese. Or when they were toddlers and I told them that their toy was broken, when in fact, it …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
mommy brain

Chances are, if you’re a Mom, you’ve heard the terms pregnancy brain or mommy brain. I know these aren’t technical or medical terms, but they really should be. I consider myself a relatively intelligent adult, but ever since I had kids, something has happened to my brain. I never really thought much about it until I started scrolling through the …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
spring

Ah, Spring! It’s one of my favorite times of the year. I have lived in the northeastern United States since I was born, so the cold and snow of Winter is nothing new to me. It’s all I’ve ever known (except for three glorious Winters I spent in the warm sunshine of Florida). I didn’t mind the Winter as a kid; …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
love

I love my kids more than anything in the world. They’re cute and funny and smart and amazing. It’s just that sometimes, I love them even more from a distance. For example, when we’re at the park and I’m sitting on a bench at one end and they’re playing waaayyyy at the other end completely engrossed in swinging or sliding or climbing …

Share Button
Continue Reading...
learned

As a Mom, there are things you find yourself doing time and time again, no matter what your experience tells you. I don’t know if it’s forgetfulness or the blind hope that THIS time, things will be different and your children will finally just get it. The “it” you are hoping they “get” varies, but it always ends up the same for you, …

Share Button
Continue Reading...