I read somewhere today that nothing has changed, but the presence of smart phones. That’s very true. We thought things were changing, but they haven’t. It’s just easier to capture now. The act. The people. The victims. We can all see it now.
To my first born, my favorite little fella. My curly headed, brown-eyed, energetic, sweet, loving, hilarious little boy. I am so sorry. I’m sorry that I’m not the mommy I could be, nor the mommy I should be. I’m sorry we haven’t played like we used to. I’m sorry I hurt all the time. I’m […]
An aspect of pregnancy folks don’t always talk about — misery.
What a day my little fella has had. He is sleeping in his Big Boy Bed, in his Big Boy Room, for the very first time. It’s been a long time coming. We’ve been co-sleeping since birth and bed sharing since he was just a few months old. It worked wonders for us, although I […]
This is something I shared on Facebook first, but I wanted to save it here too. I’ll be doing more of this as I share more and more thoughts and stories (sharing from FB and what not). A few thoughts in regards to Mother’s Day: 1. This Mother’s Day happened to be the day […]
Her: “Kristeeeen! My friend!” Me: “Hey! What’s up?” -smiles- Her: “Come here! Let me give you a hug!” I feel reluctant and instantly tense up… We hug. And I know what’s about to come. Her: “You gainin’ weight.” Me: “Yes. Yes I am.” -smiles- Her: “It’s okay, though.” Me: “Yea, well, since you say it’s […]
Being on the move is one thing. It’s exciting. Thrilling! Every inch toward a piece of his own independence is milestone worthy, and we have dozens of pictures, even though he’s never gone very far at all. Well, unless he’s in his walker. That’s a completely different story. With his arms held high, as if […]
As women, we grow up learning all about pregnancy. We watch the bellies of our moms, aunts, sisters, and friends grow and grow and grow. We see them sick. We see them tired. We see their ankles swell. Pregnancy is a time of massive one-uppers. It shouldn’t be a contest, but it is. Everyone wants […]
Some days I just want to scream and pull my hair out. Today is one of those days. Since I have enough hair falling out on its own due to hormones, I figured I’d skip the pulling and substitute it with crying. That’s my go-to. I cry when I’m happy, when I’m sad, angry, mad, […]
“I’m sorry” is a phrase I really, REALLY need to drop from my vocabulary unless I’ve just stepped on someone’s food or accidentally bumped into someone or SOMETHING. Instead, I use it for a multitude of reasons and most don’t require the phrase! Yes, I have accidentally become one of “those” people who says “I’m […]