Category Archives: parenting

The Girl is 4

What do you want for your birthday? “A bike, another bike, a bear, a big bear, a giraffe, a huge one, and everything.” For my daughter’s 4th birthday we are celebrating with a bowling party. There will be bumper pads, bowling shoes, children, cake, presents, and most likely some sort of foot fungus. A far cry…

Things I’ve said this Week

Ohhh, the things I say in a week.. looking back I really shake my head. “Please stop kicking my vagina.” “No, we do not put blankets over the cat’s face.” “I’ve asked you before not to lick the garbage can.” “Oral hygiene is great but you do not need to brush your teeth four times…

Giveaway Bin

The box was filled to the top and overflowing with bright pinks and white’s, stripes and polk-a-dots, and ruffle bums. Tiny shoes that I couldn’t believe ever fit her feet, bloomers that were missing their counterparts, and dresses that would be shirts on her now. I started going through it days ago but had to…

Mom Super Powers Gone Wrong

When super powers backfire…. Her: Mommy, I can’t get this play doh out! Me: I can help Her: No you can’t. It’s too hard. Me: I can, I have super powers. Her: What kind. Me: Mom super powers. Her: Yah? Me: Yup, when you become a mom you get them. Her: What sort? Me: Like…

The Swaying of my Soul

Her legs drape over my lap where they used to tuck in perfectly, and her head slides down to the crook of my arm instead of up on my shoulder where she used to tuck it. She cries tears of exhaustion and we’ve left her room and have resorted to rocking. The grey plush blanket…

Dreaming of Unicorns

Each night I slide softly into my side of the bed, snuggle down deep into the covers, pull them up to my chin, stick one leg out and drift off to sleep. Ha. Who are we kidding. I wish that’s how I went to sleep. But I’m bipolar so sleep is like the unicorn everyone…

Ten Reason’s Mom’s are Ninja’s

I’ve realized a few things since being a mom. I’m actually a lot more than that…   1. We wear black a lot of the time and tell people it’s slimming 2. We “have eyes in the back of our head” and ears around corners. 3. We have reflexes like a cat and can prevent…

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Footloose and Fancy Free?

Part of the decision to not have anymore children has meant I’ve been thinking about going through our baby things, sorting, and giving away what I don’t want anymore. I thought this would be an easy process. I had no idea that mothers had been hiding secrets and the process is the devils work and…

One

When I first found out I was pregnant for the second time I scoured the internet for great deals on maternity clothes. I wanted to be ready for my expanding belly and shrinking clothing. I wanted to have things to wear and feel good about my growing bump. The bag of unused, never worn, neatly…