The night we brought our first-born home from the hospital, I arranged him in a bassinet beside our bed and propped myself up with some pillows, c-section scar searing beneath my PJs. As newborns do, our baby boy woke around 2am, wailing. Because I wasn't moving as fast as normal, I tapped my ... » Learn More about I Don’t Want to Sleep Like a Baby; I Want to Sleep Like My Husband
On this day eight years ago, you were gently lifted from my body at 3:30 am. Certain you were my Mia Rose, I slurred liar! when the doctor announced you were a boy. Anesthesia and I never did get along. You didn't come into the world the way I had envisioned, and you weren't the dark-haired ... » Learn More about Who Said You Could Turn Eight?!
Jokes about moms not being able to pee alone have become as mainstream as the stereotype we all share the maternal aspiration to peruse the aisles of Target sans kids while sipping a Starbucks. I'm here to tell ya: we don't all fit the Target/Starbucks mold. In fact, if given the choice, I'd ... » Learn More about When Your Toddler Follows You Into the Bathroom. (+ a giveaway!)
When my oldest finished his first year of preschool, he brought home a nugget of wisdom I've used time and time again. The phrase, "Zip it, lock it, put it in your pocket" is a kid-friendly way to stay SHUT YER FACE HOLE. Really, it's the gift that keeps on giving. As educators, pillars of the ... » Learn More about What We Say vs. What We Think: Teacher Edition
I could kiss summer right on the mouth. I love me some sunshine and warm weather, sitting by the pool sipping a cool drink. Watching my kids run through sprinklers, family vacations. Less structure, more relaxation. More reading!! To kick off this season of exhaling in style, I teamed up with some ... » Learn More about Summer Book Giveaway!!