Monthly Archives: August 2013

I Look Fine (and other lies I happily tell my daughter)

I Look Fine (and other lies I happily tell my daughter)

In our typical rush to get out the door in the morning, I got everyone ready before myself. (Which is a huge mistake, if you know the whole “air mask on a plane” theory. With both girls dressed, hair brushed, and teeth sanitized, I finally took off my own PJ’s. I threw open my closetRead More

Sippy Cups, Soccer and Self Doubt

Sippy Cups, Soccer and Self Doubt

Are there ever times when you hear your child calling you, and it takes awhile to respond? Not because you’re ignoring him/her, not because a baby is screaming in your ear, and not because you’re so tired that you’ve accidentally dozed off on the floor while playing blocks. But because you still can’t quite believeRead More

Best D*mn Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

Best D*mn Chocolate Zucchini Cake Recipe

If you were expecting a follow-up post to my last one (a gut wrenching confession of my worry during early pregnancy), I’m sorry to disappoint you. I just don’t feel like doing that yet. What I do feel like is sharing with you a recipe for an AMAZING cake I made over the weekend. It’sRead More

Finding Gratitude when Crushed Beneath the Weight of Worry

Finding Gratitude when Crushed Beneath the Weight of Worry

Today, my spirits are low. My energy is low. My ability to rub to coherent thoughts together and make a spark is low. This is a problem for me, this inability to stand my ground beneath the weight of worry. The worst case scenario is the only one I can imagine, and the alternatives seemRead More

Grateful for One Moment of Terror in the Chick-fil-A Play Area

Grateful for One Moment of Terror in the Chick-fil-A Play Area

Dark pink. Bright yellow. Dark pink. Bright yellow. My eyes searched through green t-shirts, white leggings, denim shorts and purple rompers until they landed on a dark pink tank top and bright yellow sun dress. My children. I leaned back against the glass wall, and relaxed into the cushioned bench that rested on top ofRead More

Why I’m Dreading my Sonogram

Why I’m Dreading my Sonogram

Almost immediately after dropping the “baby bomb” on social media, doubts ran rampant in my mind. “Was it too soon? What if I’m wrong? What if the pregnancy doesn’t stick? What if…” Even though the bloodwork confirmed, even though my body is exhibiting ALL of the classic symptoms of early pregnancy, part of me worriedRead More