I will never let another pair of pants tell me I’m fat again. This from the mouth of my friend Rachael, as she speared another piece of perfectly roasted cauliflower off of the plate in front of us. We met for drinks, Rachael and I, and as the fathers of our children readied our kids… Read More Learning to feed my hunger
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1) Stroller wheels The upright stroller is so yesterday. Need to muck out the chicken coop? Get some gardening done? Wolf down the danish you’ve been hiding in your bag so you don’t have to share? Might I recommend the upside-down or side-lying stroller. My feral children find spinning the wheels to be mesmerizing. And they… Read More Top 5 toddler toys that aren’t toys
Way back when I only had one child, I got pretty devoted to that setup. When I saw people with more than one kid or considered my life that way, I would shake my head or cringe or feel nauseous. My body was quick to react to my worries. How could Distractable Me pay attention… Read More Mom plots escape from dishes, toddler
We have a new contender for Most Challenging Kid in our house. I’m relieved about the switch over. That is to say, it’s sweet to preference Jo for a change. I never thought I’d say this, but Jo is just so reasonable. And even when he’s unreasonable, he and I have been there and back… Read More Why I grow roots when my toddler tantrums
I wrote this 2 weeks ago, and tossed it aside. Not for the blog, I thought. Too fragmented and emotional. When I read it again this morning, I recanted. I should post this. Because it’s fragmented and emotional, and I’m sure some of you will relate. *** I love my new job. And it’s making… Read More A mom divided
Hop on over to Get Born to read today’s post about the ways I’ve been boosting my mood during these first weeks with baby number two. (And if you don’t know the Get Born blog, you should. Some seriously gutsy moms write there about some seriously gutsy stuff. I’m honored to be among them.)