* My 8 year old recently asked who Michael Jordan is and after I recovered from both my shock and deep guilt that I have failed my Chicagoan roots, I played some videos of Air Mike's best plays that are available on Youtube. Jordan and the 90's Bulls were a HUGE part of my childhood. … Continue reading I need you like Jordan needed Pippen
I hid my toddler's favorite book today. Ok not just one... the entire series. It was an act of self-preservation, I swear. It was me or the damn Pigeon. Don't get me wrong those Pigeon books are great and funny.... the first 100 times. After that it wears on your soul, pecking away slowly like… Continue reading Pigeon versus Mom
I am out of spoons today. Not only am I literally out of clean spoons and therefore have to eat my ice cream off of a knife which gives a whole new meaning to mindful eating but I am entirely out of metaphorical spoons. You are probably saying 'wait, what is she talking about now...' Well… Continue reading A dead plant, spoon theory, and the best dinner ever.
Way back when my oldest was a fairly young baby, some probably well-intentioned, but know it all mom gave me a piece of advice I will never forget. Not because it was life changing and helpful, not because it was laughable... no this advice SOUNDED excellent, but sort of totally screwed me. What did this… Continue reading It really isn’t the children or the housework….
Everyone needs a pair of Rebel Pants. I just made up that phrase so I don't expect you to know what I mean. Rebel Pants are the pants you put on when you want to make a statement. You probably have a pair or gasp! two? of pants that you put on and your whole attitude… Continue reading The Evolution of My Rebel Pants
Well, never one not to jump on a fad bandwagon and oh I have the cheetah print pants and grunge flannel shirts to prove it... I decided to try out a couple of words and see if I can latch on to a concept and miraculously change my life.
I love sleeping. Nope, not just sleeping. I LOVE being in bed. That moment right when you naturally wake up and it is quiet no screaming or bouncing giggly "mommy mommy plaaaaay with me" it is priceless.. You stretch your toes to that cooler part of the bed and just wiggle them in absolute contentment. … Continue reading The Early Bird Gets… much needed peace and quiet
You know how people have "meatless Mondays"? Well, we have hot mess Mondays. No, I am not talking about some new one pot casserole or a fun new 'I look like I didn't try, but this took me forever' messy hairstyle. I mean from the time my eyes open Monday morning to the moment I… Continue reading Hot Mess Mondays..can they be prevented?
I am tired. Are you tired? Of course, you are tired; we are all tired. Well, maybe not Gwyneth Paltrow, but screw her. While I sincerely believe humans are all tired, I believe mothers are indisputably the most exhausted creatures on the planet. Yea yea, fathers work hard, but seriously how many men have jumped out of… Continue reading The “To Don’t” List….
It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a tribe to keep a mom sane. Villages are great and I hope you have one. Villages include your mom friends, your neighbors that you trust with a spare key, your child's teacher, a reliable babysitter, families, and those super on top of… Continue reading My tribe