My husband and I talk about mental load a lot. Mental load refers to the non-tangible tasks needed to run a household. It includes things like remembering what needs to go daycare each week and what needs to come home, knowing what assignments are due, what books need to be returned from the library, and… Continue reading Mental Load
The man cold is the phenomenon that occurs when a man catches a mere common cold and reacts as though he is near death. He’s really sorry but he can barely breath right now. His whole body hurts. His teeth hurt. His scalp hurts. It’s like every hair follicle is inflamed or something. He knows… Continue reading Life Hack: Man Cold
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.
It’s official. I have kids. Plural. I don’t exactly know what I expected but so far having two kids looks like my husband doing all the things. (Thank you, cesarean section for rendering me nearly useless as a partner but keeping me undeniably alive not once but twice.) He manages all the things with minimal… Continue reading An Overnight Work Trip and Two Kids
Life has been a little hectic lately. In the last 7 weeks or so, I have worked in inordinate amount of overtime. Do you still call it overtime when you’re a salaried employee? Not just a few late nights here and there or a few early meetings but multiple days’ worth of time. Leading up to our… Continue reading Life has been a little hectic lately.
How do people balance married life with child(ren)? I’ve been going at it for three years now and I don’t think I’m very good at it. They say practice makes perfect but everyone in my family keeps growing and changing. The second I think I’m on to something, I run into a wall or trip… Continue reading The Family Teeter Totter
I missed a day. My husband was traveling and due to a communication error, I planned to walk after he got home at what I thought would be 8:00pm. He got home around 9:30 or so – after the sun had set. I live in a great neighborhood but we don’t have street lights or… Continue reading A Mile A Day: Day 18
Saturday. What. a. day! In the morning, I took the birthday bicycle to the bike shop to get properly fitted. The surprise gift from my husband was essentially a big gift card; he arranged for me to come try out a few models before completing the deal and although I loved the matte black, I… Continue reading A Mile A Day: Day 13
The New Year always holds promise for me. Isn’t there something wonderful about reaching the end of a calendar and opening a brand new page, new agenda, new possibilities? I’ve made a few resolutions this year, as I do most years. Drinking more H20 didn’t make the list this time but Meatless Mondays did. As did replacing… Continue reading Resolute in 2016
Can I be honest? I mean completely, nakedly honest? I think we need to talk about something. Something that has fallen between the cracks as the march against Mommy Wars and the parade of BuzzFeed truths has taken over our lives as new moms. I’ve been keeping my ear to the ground lately, searching for rumblings that this… Continue reading What about our marriages?