humor, motherhood, Parent Life, Seasons and Celebrations

Feeling frazzled? To-do list too long?

Take heart. I bet you have it together more than you think. For goodness sake, it's not like you still have Christmas decor lying around in your shrubs in July!

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humor, motherhood, Seasons and Celebrations

I don’t like onions! I make them cry!

That was the three-year-old in response to stuffing being placed on her thanksgiving plate. The nerve! You don't even want to hear what she said about the celery. (She did however find Redi-whip to be quite to her liking. She ran around the house with it clutched in her hands and squealing. It took three… Continue reading I don’t like onions! I make them cry!

inner-work, loss, Seasons and Celebrations

A year later: broken open but not broken

I started this blog a little more than a year ago and so much has changed in that time. I thought about this earlier this week as I rolled a pie crust, dancing to Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, belting out old standards that my mom loved. I felt so much joy. This was possibly… Continue reading A year later: broken open but not broken

inner-work, loss

It’s a “Bluetiful” Christmas

After we lit our Christmas tree this year, my nearly three-year-old daughter stood back and declared, "it's bluetiful mommy!" She didn't realize it but her mispronunciation rang true. It is a blue Christmas. It's a beautiful Christmas. It is bluetiful.* I am slowly, ever so slowly, starting to accept that bluetiful is the new normal. … Continue reading It’s a “Bluetiful” Christmas

Little girl practicing yoga
humor, motherhood

This is why I don’t clean.

That time you swept and mopped your entire (tile) house from stem to stern and your toddler proceeded to spill the bucket of dirty water on said clean floors. And an hour later scattered the entire contents of a salt shaker around the house. And then peed on the bathroom floor for good measure. Ahhh,… Continue reading This is why I don’t clean.