“Everything will be ruined . . .”

One of the things I loved about growing up in my house was how my mom had special decorations for each season.  Pumpkin pictures went up in October, snowmen in December — you get the idea.  I’m a working mom, and one who doesn’t always have the chance to get the house “set” just the way …

mother of boys

Raising Boys: “But I expected to have girls”: Becoming a M.O.B. for the second time

Raising Boys.  It’s not what I expected, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I remember a few days after getting home from the hospital when my second son was born, my brother- and sister-in-law came to visit and meet their new nephew.  My husband greeted them downstairs with our 2-year-old while I was …

On Mother’s Day . . .

Happy Mother’s Day!  My special day included breakfast in bed . . . which was promptly eaten by my three sons instead of me.  I guess it’s true what they say:  Boys are always hungry. How was your Mother’s Day? Visit again later this week as we get into the journey of when I became a …

Join me as I find my way (laughing) as the mother of boys

  This is me.  My favorite outfit growing up was a flowered cotton skirt with a bow in my hair.  I was a dancer, I played house and school and store and doctor and hair salon.  I loved pink, flowers, ruffles, dolls and ribbon barrettes.  I was, in retrospect, a girly girl.  Don’t get me wrong, I …