Today is April 5th and tomorrow is my daughter’s fifth birthday. Honestly, time is constantly messing with me. I was newly dating my now husband eleven Springs ago when I first heard the song April 5th by Talk Talk. Jose shared it in an email, along with some beautifully crafted words. I’d never heard Mark … Continue reading April 5th
And school begins.
When I started this blog, my daughter was only 10-months-old. A wee lass still. At the time I felt I’d already missed so many opportunities to record her day-to-day and couldn’t imagine how I’d ever catch up. I almost talked myself out of writing my first post with that logic. It’s too late, don’t you … Continue reading And school begins.
Our little guard dog, Ruby.
Dogs certainly get the short end of the stick in a household with kids. Since becoming a parent, the daily act of walking the dog has become a whole other epic juggling act. Add a second kid and there was a period there where our poor Jack Russell Terrier, Ruby, did most of her business … Continue reading Our little guard dog, Ruby.
If the shoe fits.
Last week my husband went out with Finn for a few hours and came back with some outlet swag for the little guy, including some neon yellow Crocs. They might not be the coolest shoes but, I have really come to appreciate Crocs since becoming a parent and getting some handed down from cousins. … Continue reading If the shoe fits.
Happy (belated) Mother’s Day!
Just a quick post to wish all you amazing mama’s out there a Happy Mother’s Day! I know about all those many seemingly small things you do on the daily. How you try to prepare for all possible scenarios every time you leave the house with kids in tow. Or when your kids are with … Continue reading Happy (belated) Mother’s Day!
And just like that, Finn turns one!
Finnegan is one today and I don’t know where the year went. Is that how it goes with the second? Or is that just life now? Well, whatever the reason, we are all so much better for knowing him. Finnkol, little bug, baby brother. Our little fellow is flirtatious and ever so busy. He smiles … Continue reading And just like that, Finn turns one!
The second arrow.
I was listening to a recent podcast of my fave parenting guru, Janet Lansbury. I long to follow her advice exactly in every moment as a parent, but probably hit it about 60-70% of the time on a very good day. Anywho, it was all about mindfulness tools for life and more specifically, in this … Continue reading The second arrow.
The oxygen mask.
They say in an emergency, to always put on your oxygen mask before your children’s. This is one of those oft-quoted analogies that has become a bit of a parenting mantra. I know, I know. I am the millionth person to say it. Even having heard it repeatedly, though, I gotta say I still take … Continue reading The oxygen mask.
Over the past two and half years as a parent, I’ve learned an enormous amount about my sheer capacity as a human. Parenthood is a trial by fire that taught me about resilience, compassion, ownership, adaptability and, at the heart of it all, my core values. It's still teaching me everyday. I’m not here to … Continue reading The routine.
I am not at all averse to discussing (in detail) my *eh hem* regularity. Fact. Even so, I could never have predicted just how much I would think/talk/write about the bodily fluids of my child once I became a parent. First you have the meconium, then you’re changing and endlessly oxycleaning those yellow poops out … Continue reading Oh poop.