It’s Been Awhile…

How long has it been? Almost a year since I’ve written! Life has been passing so fast, we’re almost back to Christmas again. So many things have changed since this time last year- the kids are a year older, B is home, we have a dog! A wonderfully irritating addition to the family. We bought…

In Honor of Valentine’s Day.

Love is in the air folks! Though some of you are grimacing at all the lovey-dovey crap everywhere, and some are absolutely reveling in it, there’s one thing I’m sure we can all agree on; love is really something special. I’m not going to lie, I have been in my fair share of relationships. I…

Potterheads Everywhere Mourn Today.

Today I heard really terrible news. Alan Rickman, our dearest Professor Severus Snape, passed away. I’ve been alive for some time now, and I’ve lived through my fair share of celebrity deaths but this one hits me right in a very soft spot of my heart. When I was growing up, I typically wasn’t one…

Does Anyone Ever Notice?

Does anyone ever notice that I never really write about myself? I’ve lost my identity, I don’t know who I am anymore. There’s nothing about me that I think is interesting. I used to be, though. At least I think so. I used to draw and take artsy photos, read books and go on crazy…

Vent.

For the past couple of nights, the twins have been sleeping  through the night. So naturally, that must mean that I am too, right? Wrong. I’ve been having an incredibly hard time getting to bed at a decent hour. By the time I finish doing all of the chores that I can’t do with small…

Teething is a Real Bitch

So I didn’t anticipate writing a third post tonight but the babies won’t sleep so I guess I’ll vent. Why is teething a thing? Why does it last so fucking long? I feel like they’ve been getting teeth since like.. Month two. And it continues now at month eight. Does it ever end? They cry so much,…

Then, Add a Dash of Hamburgers!

So, I have a thing called writer’s block. And as a result I found myself researching “things to write about” (very original, I know) and as I was browsing I stumbled upon “81 Topics for Starting a Blog That Matters” and I shit you not, number 26 was hamburgers. It was in bold letters among things like “How to…

All’s Fair..

It’s an unfortunate thing that I can say, “I’ve had a lot of toxic relationships.” I don’t just mean romantic relationships, I’m also talking about the platonic ones. You know the ones I mean, the “friends” whose compliments are always tinged with insult. The ones who bring up your emotional traumas just so they can…

A Pea Out of the Pod.

This is a birth story, so for those of you who aren’t comfortable with the hairy details you may wanna just close the page now. I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant with Pea, one month into my relationship with B. I wasn’t living at home, had no license, no car, and…

To My Dearest Son,

I know right now you’re just a baby, but someday you will be a man, and before that happens there are some things I want you to know. You were a very difficult newborn. You cried the most, slept the least, and had the hardest time learning to do things. You are my biggest baby,…

I’ve Got Your 6.

There’s nothing quite like saying goodbye to your husband, watching your husband say goodbye to your kids, watching your kids say goodbye to their father. I know a lot of people have seen military homecoming videos and they say “Oh this is so incredible, I can’t imagine what those families sacrifice for that soldier’s service!”…

Turn to Page 394..

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies; the man who never reads lives only one.” When I was young, around four years old, I distinctly remember my mother teaching me to read. The book that I was learning was called Look Closer. It was about things found outside that you needed to (as…