Ever since my four-year-old was around six months old, I've been wondering what my life will be like after I return to work (which will be when our youngest child starts kindergarten, which is full day in our district). Being a stay-at-home-mom is great - like herding the most adorable cats in the world - … Continue reading Working on Work After (Staying Home With) Kids – First Steps!
This past weekend I posted about achieving life goals before having kids, and it ties into thoughts I've had recently (no, pretty much over the past nearly-four years since I became a mom) about my life Before Kids (B.K.) versus After Kids (A.K.). I know why I can't get as much done nowadays - we … Continue reading A Day In The Life – Before Kids and After Kids
We all have bucket lists, right? You know, that laundry list of places you want to visit and accomplishments you want to check off. Me? I have a semi-long list, and it's no joke. It's a paper list, a mental list - hell, there's probably even a file on my computer with a list on … Continue reading Why Didn’t I Achieve My Life Goals Before I Had Kids?
I promise this will be last poop-centric post, honestly. (Nahhh, I'm not promising anything ... my 18mo is just getting to the point where she says "butt" when I ask her if she pooped ... so I'm guessing there's more fun in this vein to come!) Let's be serious, fellow parents: we're always a bit obsessed … Continue reading You Know You’re a Mom When YOU’RE Obsessed With Poop – Your Kid’s Poop!
Have you seen any "Day in the life" posts? I first came across them on Living Lighter in Atlanta, then later on other blogs. The idea is to write down what you do during the day as a parent - it's a fairly raw post while also giving clear insight into what you do as a … Continue reading A Day In The Life – By The Numbers!
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I like to keep my writing here on the lighter side. If there's a humorous side to something, I'll try to find it. If I can make a jest or complain (with a funny twist) about my parenting life, I'll do it. I don't … Continue reading Two Kids: It’s Always a Trade-Off
I like other people's blog share posts because they contain a real highlight of posts which are usually outside my sphere. Today I thought I'd post a list - partly because I did come across some great posts, and partly because I'm quite tired and just don't have it in me to properly write today. … Continue reading Saturday Blog Share
What a mouthful that title is! Look, when you have a young family it can feel like the 24 hours in your day somehow shrinks to the realm of 20 hours. Hence why I could really use a time turner.... But in lieu of one, how do you cope? Play with your kids less? Serve cereal … Continue reading Why It’s OK Not to Mow Often When You Have Kids (And Other Silver Lining Tips)
It may be the influence of social media - where we tend to compare others' posted highs to our everyday moments or even our lows - but sometimes we are a tad hard on ourselves. (It's not just me, right?) The dishes aren't always done promptly. We raise our voices more than we want to. … Continue reading 10 Ways I’m Rocking Motherhood
Well, well, well. So there's this thing called a Liebster, which is a blog award that makes its way around and around the blogosphere ... I guess liebster is a term of endearment in German (I don't speak German ... though I do plan to learn one day before my brain shrivels up). And two bloggers nominated … Continue reading Was Ist Das – Ein Liebster?