Hold Me

Tonight was just a normal Wednesday night in our house. Dinner, then baths, jammies, some snuggles and off to bed for the two toddlers.  Books and kisses and blankies.  Normal. From our perch on the couch it sounded like the normal post bed time antics were starting.  Calls for more water, blankets being thrown off, stuffed animals being tossed.  All par for the course. Little did we know this is what we would find when we went into the boys’ room to break up the party. I know we couldn’t expect to keep him confined to his crib for the … Read more

Baby Fever

I got it bad! Baby fever! Just look at that sweet cherub face!  Looking at how calm and serene he looks I can almost forget what a hellion of a baby my Will was. And sleep?  Eh, it hasn’t been that bad.  Really it hasn’t!  I was just overreacting when I wrote all about losing my mind slowly from sleep deprivation.  This whole parenthood thing has been nothing but bliss and rainbows and unicorns.  So clearly I am not out of my mind when I start thinking about wanting another sweet, innocent, wonderful baby. The truth is, I am OUT … Read more


“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”  –Eudora Welty It seems like the days just keep passing by.  I can’t believe that Sam is three and Will has become a little boy in the blink of an eye.  They are quickly leaving behind all traces of their babyhood.  It’s bittersweet.  This phase is full of wonder and excitement.   They both can genuinely return love with hugs, kisses and I love yous.  In many ways parenting these little people now is more rewarding than when they were little babes (more challenging too).  Everyday I am excited to see what new thing … 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