We pack a lunch for my kindergarten daughter. There are a couple of reasons for this, the most important being: because we want to. Anyway, into the second week of school, she tells us that she’s been having 3 chocolate milks a day. We don’t pack those. In fact, chocolate milk is rarely an option… Continue reading Account Balance: -$2.60
I recently volunteered for a walkathon at my daughter’s school. I wasn’t responsible for anything in particular but was invited to join in on the 2-mile fundraiser for which I paid a competitive entry fee in the form of donation. During the walk, I strolled alongside my daughter and also several blocks behind my daughter… Continue reading Killing the School Mom Game
This morning we take the tags off my daughter’s new winter jacket for her walk to the bus stop. Shortly thereafter, I look for her in the bathroom to make sure she’s brushing her teeth. She isn’t. Me: “Emma? Emma!” My husband: “Well, she’s not outside. She’s probably in her room.” I walk back to… Continue reading What having a 5 year old is like: A short story
I missed your true 7 month mark so what better day to celebrate than on the first official day of Fall? I’m getting ahead of myself but I cannot wait to share my favorite season with you! I have a feeling you will love the crunching leaves the best! And in honor of that, I… Continue reading Happy 7 Month, Frederick C III!
Thesis: Postpartum care in the US is an absolute joke. Supporting arguments: Postpartum in the US = the 6 week checkup. To be fair, I did have two at-home nurse visits after my cesarean. They weren’t really for me, they were mainly for my son, but I did answer some stock questions for postpartum depressing… Continue reading Postpartum Care: A post where you will learn entirely too much about me because I think sharing our experiences matters
This is getting a little ridiculous, little love. Slow down! You shocked your family and your teachers with a new tooth this past month but to look at the pictures here, no one is surprised that one tooth so quickly became two! You are a constant pool of spit up and drool and we are… Continue reading Happy 5 Month, Frederick C III!
Do you ever catch yourself parenting terribly? Like, you’re in a mood and you can hear the seething impatience in your voice? The sound seems to fall on deaf ears but you are hyper aware of how it grates your own while simultaneously deflating your child? No? Yeah… me either. Hear me out though. If… Continue reading Super Mom
It’s not often that I write on consecutive days but, as it turns out, yesterday proved to be a very significant day in my life: The start of my 2/5 life crisis. I’m using 2/5 because that’s approximately where I am in life using Wikipedia to find the average lifespan in the US. Yes, I… Continue reading Not Quite a Midlife Crisis
Freddy Jr. (aka “husband” / aka “dad”) has been unanimously voted the family MVP today. The votes were cast after reviewing the past three weeks of family events, culminating with today’s impromptu nap with the kids. This act allowed Freddy’s wife to nap by herself without interruption and ultimately sealed the vote. Let’s hear what… Continue reading Interview with Freddy Jr.
She rode her bicycle while Freddy, Winston, and I walked. She pedaled hard. She almost made the turn from road to sidewalk this time. She only needed a little push. Halfway through the ride, she stopped. “I need to climb this wall,” she said. She hopped off her little bike and scaled the retainer wall… Continue reading A Mile A Day: Day 22