I love being a mom. I love my kids. I love my job. I love my husband. But boy have I been tired. Matt and I don’t live close to any of our family so time alone has been pretty non-existent since Sam was born. Juggling jobs and kids and the house and everything that comes along with all of that left us a little flat. Left me going through the motions more often than I would like. So when Matt got the opportunity to head to Aspen for work (a hard assignment covering the Food and Wine Classic) and … Read more

Get a Grip

May. May is just a hard, stressful month for me.  There’s a lot of good in May, but it all seems to be overtaken by my mom’s death.  It hangs over me and the month sucks the energy right out of me. Compound that with three weekends out of town, over 70 hours in the car with two toddlers, cleaning out my parent’s house and a really heavy workload.  May has kicked my ass.  To cope, I gave up taking care of me.  When something had to give, I gave up my time to walk.  When my emotions took over … Read more

Enough is Enough

I am lucky to have a lot of mommy friends – or friends that are moms.  Most of them I knew long before the idea of kids even crossed our minds.  They are all amazing women, amazing friends and REALLY amazing moms. Some breastfed past their baby’s first birthday, some struggled to make it to the 6 month mark, some struggled to get started – watching their baby loose weight – and agonized over turning to formula rather than put their baby’s health at risk, and some decided that breastfeeding wasn’t for them.  New moms do what new moms do … Read more

Emily's Question

I recently wrote this post over at Merelymothers.  Emily left a comment and asked me to write about how I got through the toughest times and if I have any tips or ideas for facing such a loss.  Emily shared that her mom has been diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimers Disease. Emily, if you are reading this, first let me say that I am so sorry that you and your mother have to face this.  And thank you for reaching out.  Loss is such a hard and lonely process.  It’s so very personal and no one will ever experience loss … Read more

She's Up then She's Down

My mood swings have been epic this last week.  I’m like a total Katy Perry song.  Have I ever told you that Sam looooooves Katy Perry.  When he was a new born California Girls could get him to stop crying. Now his favorite Sesame Street video is the banned Katy Perry video (Yup, hand over that Parent of the Year award)!  Anyway, where was I. Oh, yes, my mood swings.  One minute I’m on the floor playing with the boys, the next minute I’m curled up in a ball crying.  One minute I’m laughing, the next minute I’m ready to … Read more