Thoughts on Both Sides (those Mommy wars)

When my first daughter was born, I pretty firmly identified as a stay-at-home mom. It was somewhat lucky I could reproduce my way into an occupation, because I was a full-on twenty-two year old mess before that. For the first two years of my girl’s life I was with her basically day-in and day-out. YouRead more

Happy and Hard.

Oh that’s quite the title isn’t it? But really, it’s a good description of the past few weeks. Maybe add “crazy” except that’s just a given at this point I think. People tell me how busy I/we are, or how crazy our life is or ask again how many roles I’m currently playing on theRead more

Where the Time Goes (hint: it’s the naps).

Something has been different lately. The last month or so. No, it’s not the job. Or the coursework. Or the weather or the money or….or. It’s the children. And it’s their schedules. Dot and M&M attend two separate daycares. Pre-daycare M napped twice a day, an hour or so in both the morning and afternoon.Read more

One week.

I’m starting this post in a calm-ish half hour, the eye in the storm in you will. It’s Thursday afternoon, the husband is working and the children are at their respective childcare facilities. I just completed my last final paper, basically wrapping up my coursework for winter term. The dishes a done-ish and laundry isRead more

Whole 30: Days 16-19

My blurb for this post concerns the time spent doing this. Not the food part, or even the picture-taking part, but the compiling, delineating and posting part. No, I probably don’t have time for this. But it is a rather mindless task that I am finding somewhat enjoyable. I am especially intrigued by this recordRead more

Whole 30: Days 10-15

Day 10- Breakfast: Trader Joe’s ends and pieces bacon (yes back to bacon! missed it too much), cooked up with broccoli, zucchini, sweet potato, leftover hamburger patty and kale. Lunch: leftover hamburger patty, Boar’s Head pepperoni, avocado Snack: Maranatha Almond Butter straight outta the jar (thus begins my few day affair with nut butters) Dinner:Read more

My First Ever New Year’s Resolutions.

Twenty-twelve. Welcome 🙂 I’ve never been one to do the resolution thing. Which is not to say I don’t make changes in my life; I think I tend to be more gradual and less, well…organized this time of year. Last year I made a late resolution to begin keeping a calendar (and a digital oneRead more