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!)
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!!
“I’ve been thinking about a vasectomy,” my husband announces as our 3-year-old proudly hands him her booger. I try to disguise the panic in my voice: “Vasectomy?! That’s, like, really final.” “That’s the point,” he says. "Three kids, we’re done, right?” He looks at me. I look at him. We ... » Learn More about A Chin Hair In Time
I grew up in a smoking household. When I was in school, my book bag and school supplies reeked of cigarette smoke; I remember the heat of embarrassment any time I flipped the pages of my notebook and the stench filled the air around me. At the time, I only associated the smell with the belief that ... » Learn More about Right Decisions Right Now