Like many of you, I spent a lot of time with family at Easter. Over drinks and completely out of nowhere, my aunt posed the question: why do you share so much of your personal life with perfect strangers? Up until that point, I had never really looked at it that ... » Learn More about This Is Why I Write
You know how when you marry a person, you also marry that person's quirks and passions and annoying habits? Like I'm completely incapable of having a conversation before 7am, yet my husband put a ring on it. Bless his heart. And I willingly said "I do" to a baseball nut. In the dramatic throes of ... » Learn More about The Perfect Holiday Gift For Baseball & Softball Coaches
Dear husband, I wrote this for your 36th birthday, was too lazy to write something new, but wanted the world to re-read the 36 reasons you're a rock star. I love us. In no particular order, I give you: 1. You don't get mad when I forget to refill the dog food bin and you have ... » Learn More about It’s Your Birthday, Husband!
Many parents say the transition from none to one was the hardest, but I maintain going from one to two kids is the biggest game changer. Everyone is so excited for that first kid! Grandparents crawl out of the woodwork to hold him, there is no shortage of babysitters; neighbors you barely talk to ... » Learn More about One to Two Almost Killed Us
A couple of weeks ago, my piece We're Expecting! No One Cares was featured on Mamapedia. I was saddened by how many other mothers have experienced the "Meh" reaction to their pregnancies, but I was more emotional about the comments that said I shouldn't expect others to be excited just because I ... » Learn More about Great Expectations for a Little Reciprocity