My three humans

My husband. The man I never saw coming. My Lee. My first baby. The boy I begged God for. The boy who stared straight into my eyes after I brought him into the world. The boy who fills my world with Disney songs and Transformer fight sequences. The boy whose sweet tooth is as deep … Continue reading My three humans

For my sister

My baby sister got married this past Saturday. For whatever reason (ha!), my emotions were running high when it came time for me to toast the bride and groom. As my voice caught and I started stumbling over my words, I cut it short. But, Dakota, this is what I wanted to say: "The love … Continue reading For my sister

Taco… Wednesday??!

For the first time since February, we brought our children into a restaurant. While navigating the bumpy and pitted road that has been parenting during a worldwide pandemic thus far, D and I have gone out of our way not to bring our children into public places. The weekend before last was their first time … Continue reading Taco… Wednesday??!

Grace

I was late for work this morning.... It was 6:40 A.M. Both children were clean and dressed. We should have been heading out to the car to leave for school. But, we weren't. Lee was on my right, laying on the couch with his head in my lap. My right hand in his hair, gently … Continue reading Grace

I’m a cool mom

So.... I work. I work my happy little butt off. And my husband still brings home more bacon than me. Rightfully so.Everything that man calculates, he does in his head, standing on the side of a busy highway, cars zooming past him, while arguing with someone else who thinks they know better than he does. Every decision … Continue reading I’m a cool mom

A LITTLE CRAZY

As we were walking up the sidewalk towards the front door of the kids Daycare this morning, my kids were on a whole other level of crazy. Evie was holding my hand and trying to keep up with her brother, who was a few steps ahead of us. A Daycare Dad, Will, had just walked … Continue reading A LITTLE CRAZY

The Crazy Days

I know, I know.. it's been a while. But ya'll, I'm tired. Evie is absolutely crazy right now. In the mornings before school and in the afternoons until dinner is served she wants to be on your hip. Lee is going through some type of regression (probably because of Evie) and has just completely lost … Continue reading The Crazy Days

The Great Outdoors

Due to a teething fever of 100.4 on Monday afternoon, sweet Evie got herself and her brother kicked out of daycare for 48 hours (per the new COVID guidelines for daycares in our state). In an effort to get the munchkins out of the house (and ready for naptime) I brought them to the park … Continue reading The Great Outdoors

My Wild One

There's something raw about having children that no one ever warns you about. People will tell you that you won't sleep for the next twenty years and you won't be able to go to the restroom by yourself ever again. You'll be warned about how much food toddlers and teenagers consume and how much pee … Continue reading My Wild One

Just a lot

I yelled at Lee this morning. I had Evie on my hip, a spare change of clothes for Lee’s cubby in one hand, a cup of coffee in the other and my purse and work bag on my shoulder. Evie and I were standing in front of the door, waiting on Lee so that we … Continue reading Just a lot

What a Wednesday

I love my job. But, some mornings, I feel like I'm making a choice and it isn't an easy one. Every single working parent alive has felt this way, so I know that I'm not alone. But that doesn't make it sting any less. Normally, when I drop my kids off at school, they both … Continue reading What a Wednesday

9 Months of Evie

Evie is 9 months old now. Though, actually, she is closer to 10 months at this point. A friend of mine came into my workplace last week and mentioned that I would be planning a first birthday party soon. The tears were stinging my eyes before I realized they were there. My Evie. My sweet … Continue reading 9 Months of Evie

One-man swat team

Kids. They keep you on your toes, don't they? Lee is in a little phase right now where he is afraid of everything. He heard a sound in the bathroom last night and wouldn't go in until D went and checked it out. He randomly tells me that there are monsters in his closet, behind … Continue reading One-man swat team

Decade Roundup

"I have another friend who has a Video Blog and she did a decade roundup, you should do one of those!" said my only friend who gives me blog post ideas. I mean, I don't remember what I had for lunch yesterday, but sure, let's see how this goes. 2010: Junior in high school, I … Continue reading Decade Roundup

Parking lot panic

I was "that mom" this morning. I was the mom in the Daycare parking lot trying to teach her kid a lesson. You see, Lee has this new thing that he likes to do... not listen to me in public. Like this morning, when I got him out of his carseat, I told him to … Continue reading Parking lot panic

Midnight Musings

(**UPDATE 11/22: It was just a bout of food poisoning. Back to normal now!) I'm tired, I'm so tired. Its 1:30 A.M. and I'm sitting on my bathroom floor, waiting to see if I am about to get sick again. I've been here for a while. Trying not to make too much noise, trying not … Continue reading Midnight Musings

Six months of Evie

Evelyn is six months old today. And I am not okay. I mean, okay, that's dramatic, but I'm just so... surprised. I feel like only two weeks ago I was waving positive pregnancy tests in D's face, dumbfounded. For about a year, I did not think I would be able to have children. But then … Continue reading Six months of Evie

Sweet Morningtime

On a typical weekday, our morning routine is simple and relatively smooth. Lee will wake up between 4:00 and 5:00 A.M. and crawl between D and I. D's alarm will go off at 5:00. He gets up and goes to the bathroom to get ready. I get up, grab Lee a cup of milk from … Continue reading Sweet Morningtime

A Bad Day

Yesterday afternoon, I walked into daycare to pick up Lee & Evie. As I'm signing them out, a teacher tells me that Lee is in the restroom, but she was going to help him gather his things and bring him to the front. I tell her thank you and head to the other end of … Continue reading A Bad Day