August 23, 2019

Let me start this review by saying, this was the teen romance my soul needed this week.

That said, this book isn’t the most original story. Hell, it’s not even a literary grand slam or in my opinion, developed to its full potential, but it does make you smile. And at the end of the day isn’t that what we’re all striving for.  

I...

August 3, 2019

Adding a baby to the mix has some quirky effects. It’s a game changer in the family hierarchy. Suddenly in-laws I never spoke to are becoming people I exchange baby clothes and supporting words with. Family functions are a bigger deal.

And believe it or not you can make enemies as well. I have found myself in three situations w...

July 26, 2019

My son is taking over... it's literally the attack of the over sized, brightly colored toys! Gone is my former everything-in-its-place living room and I am certain that it will never look the same. That said, you do not realize how handy it is to have a swing/bouncy seat/exersaucer close by until your arms feel like they’re ab...

July 19, 2019

We change so many diapers, not that I would, but I could practically do it with my eyes closed. Did you know that the fit is not the same on all of them? Yes, much like the jeans you brought from Old Navy and Walmart. The fit is not universal.

I feel like the first time Oliver leaked through his diaper was my first real parenti...

July 12, 2019

My father hates musicals. I remember when I was like twelve, he stood in the kitchen and said, “No one in the real world just opens the fridge and starts singing about eggs.”

And that maybe true! But here’s the thing, life becomes a lot more like a musical after you have a baby. Often, I find myself breaking into song giving Ol...

March 3, 2019

My son was born exactly 31 weeks and 4 days into my pregnancy. I remember that my body went numb as the room erupted into doctors and nurses. We had been watching my blood pressure spike all day and we had run out of options for treatment. The only option left was to deliver. It was too soon, he was too early and I felt so gui...

December 21, 2018

I know, I’m fortunate enough to be at home on bed rest. I’m lucky that I’m not trapped in a hospital room, limited to the same four walls and seven crappy tv channels. But trust me, in any version of bed rest it’s still depressing.

Pregnancy is already an emotional time. Being put on bed rest seems to just make it even more so....

December 15, 2018

Laying around the house all day, binge watching TV and eating cupcakes may seem like a dream come true, but parking it in your pajamas can get old really quick. Plus, I’m not really rolling in cupcakes.

I know. Tragic.

We are 21 weeks into our pregnancy and my son is healthy. Doctors say he is just where he should be at this st...