Sometimes Mama Needs a Mental Health Day

Have you seen the videos floating around Facebook every Mother’s Day usually entitled “What Moms Really Want on Mother’s Day?” I’ve watched them all, usually shouting “preach it Mama!” I think they’re hilarious and so true. So what do we really want? I know all I really want is a day to myself. Where no…

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hello…

(Peeks head in) Hello… Is anyone still here? It has been almost a year since I wrote to you.  How can it have been that long? So much has happened, every time I sit down to write to you I don’t know where to start. But first- how are you all?  I have missed you.…

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Baby For Rent…

18 months is not my favorite age.  That’s about as nice as I can say it right now. Both of my boys on the day they turned 18 months had some sort of sneaky, aggressive, annoying, whiny gene activate that turned them into tiny Tasmanian Devils. (While I was writing that sentence Will illustrated it…

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Drowning in the Little Things… and Finding Hope Again

I am amazing in a crisis.  I mean, I could direct FEMA if they asked me.  Something clicks in me and I go into this mode where I can access memories I didn’t know I had, and multitask and prioritize like a triage nurse. But when it comes to the daily crisis of raising a…

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Sometimes, Sleep is Overrated

Last night I stayed up until 3:30am watching the SyFy show Eureka.  It is not the first time I have done this.  I watched the entire first season of Downton Abbey in one night.  That night ended around 4am.  When I found the second season on Netflix a few months later, I stayed up until…

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Finding Rest in the Midst of the Chaos

I found a little haven today in the middle of the city.  Its a park with a river that runs by and there is even a little bench with my name on it (literally- its dedicated to a woman named Heather).  I can still hear the cars and planes and people, there’s even someone smoking…

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Reminding Myself Why I Do It…

Sometimes when I’m feeling down about my mommy-life, I look through pictures of my kids.  Meanwhile they’re right outside the door, screaming and trying to get my attention. You would think I just need to go and look at the actual kid itself.  But pictures calm me.  Perhaps because they are still and quiet.  Their…

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Treasured Moments

I had one of those moments you treasure today with my baby. He’s 15 months, and an extremely active little guy.  He’s cuddly, but only for 15 second bursts, when he sees something else he’d rather be doing. He usually doesn’t even want me to rock him at nap time because he’s got toys to…

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A Little Special Time with the Kids

Two weeks into summer and we’re already getting antsy.  Maybe that’s not quite it.  I think the kids are getting more and more needy.  I don’t think I realized how important school is for giving them sense of being paid attention to and feeling important.  They are all clambering for attention, and shouting over each…

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What To Do With Too Many Ideas

Last week on the way home from school one day I decided to count how many things my kids asked me to do.  Now this was only one kid, and it was a short ten minute drive.  I counted 20 things!  Twenty separate but equal things that he absolutely had to do, and all of…

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