maternity leave, meternity

Maternity Leave is Not a Vacation

There are several articles floating around the internet about a new book called Meternity. The author, a childless woman, believes everyone should be entitled to maternity leave, whether or not they have children. This break from career-life allows for personal time and self-reflection, much like maternity leave. (My eyes just rolled so far back in […]

10 Things I Didn’t Know About T-Ball

I signed my four-year-old daughter up for T-ball. For those of you laughing, let me explain. I thought it would be a fun summer activity and a free t-shirt. Lots of running, dirt and sunshine- the stuff great summers are made of. Now, three practices in, I’m questioning my sanity. Let me tell you what T-ball […]

Momxiety, anxiety, motherhood

I Suffer From Momxiety

Momxiety: noun A derivative of anxiety. A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with uncertain outcome involving your children. 2:03 am. The light from my phone hurt my eyes as I checked the time. I rolled over coming face-to-face with my wide awake two-year-old. We blinked at each […]

boy-mom, mom blog, boys

Things I’ve Learned As A Boy-Mom

When I was pregnant with my son people often told me how different it was to raise a boy in comparison to a girl. I usually laughed and made some ridiculous comment about dirt or trucks. I was so naïve. So, so naïve. I already had one kid, so I was basically operating with expert-level […]

Grocery shopping, mom blog

Grocery Shopping Is Awful

I opened the pantry this morning and watched a tumble weed roll past an empty box of Poptarts. I stood staring at the nearly empty shelves waiting for a meal idea to spring to mind. Nothing. I gave it a few more seconds as I looked over the options. Black beans and powdered sugar. Corn […]

toddler hell, mom blog, behavior

Toddler Hell: We Have Arrived

My toddler’s behavior is so ridiculous I’m seriously questioning my parenting strategy. The change in my son’s behavior has been so gradual I almost didn’t realize what was happening. I wrote it off as a bad day. I explained his emotional meltdowns as tiredness or hunger. I know how a guy can get when he […]