Tag: parenthood

What It’s Like to Raise a Redhead Child

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In honor of Saint Patrick's Day and my Irish heritage let's talk redheads and more specifically what it's like to raise a redhead child. Redheads...

Battle of the Babysitters :: What I Learned the Hard Way

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A few years ago, you would have had to basically kidnap me in order to get me out of the house, kid-free. It's not that...

Power of a Mom Tribe :: Surviving Motherhood

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*Takes sip of wine* "Tell me everything..." The 3 words I live for from my best friend. It doesn't matter what is going on in our...

Losing Yourself in Parenthood :: The Two Necklace Dilemma

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My closest friends know that I treat the (supremely flawed) show Sex and the City like my own personal self-help book, occasional best friend,...

Elmo, Raisins and 5 Other Things You Don’t Understand Until You...

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I remember wondering (pre-parenthood) why Elmo became the muppet of choice amongst toddlers and pre-schoolers. He's annoying and talks in baby talk, I thought,...

My Biggest Mom Guilt Moments

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Mom guilt is a real and intense thing. It sneaks up on you and surprises you when you least expect it. And it makes...

Should We Try for a Third Child?

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To try for a third….or not try for a third. This is a question that is constantly on my mind. I waver back and forth....

Why I’m Breaking Up With My MOMS Club

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It's time to break up with my MOMS Club. It’s an amicable split, we’ve spent time apart for months. While it's a little sad to...

5 Tips To Throw an Awesome DIY Birthday Party

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I started pinning items in a newly created "Ellie's First Birthday" board when she was about 2 months old. You might call it early...

You Know You Are Potty Training When…

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I think I speak for a lot of parents when I say that I do NOT like potty training. I honestly would rather go to...

The 5 Things I Hope My Kids Remember About Their Childhood

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As I was sitting in a restaurant with my two boys waiting for our food to arrive, it dawned on me that they would...

Marriage Fears

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My husband and I have been married close to nine years. I would say we have a healthy and happy marriage. We work really well...