Coping in quarantine: “Why am I so tired?” and other pandemic problems

Feeling all the feels, from stress to anxiety to loneliness, are making me TIRED! Read for an explanation of these feelings and a list of ways to get through it all.

The Best Days

  The best days were when you were a newborn.  I just held you and snuggled you and breathed you in.  You slept and you cuddled and you nestled in my arms and all we needed was each other. The best days were when you were a baby, and I could watch you discover the …

When a little bit of peanut sauce teaches a lot

When “just a little bit of peanut sauce” teaches a lot

It’s OK to watch them breathe. To just sit there, watching their tiny chests move up and down.  To feel their breath on your hand.  To ask them repeatedly to say the words, “I’m OK, Mommy,” just so you can be sure. That’s what I did on the way to the hospital tonight. See, my …

Simple Resolutions Even a Busy Mom Can Keep (updated!)

I originally published the post below on December 2017, and decided it was time to review it and see how I did.  I’m certainly a busy mom (I think parenting is busy no matter what!), so I wanted to see if I was actually able to keep up with my resolutions.  Read the below, and …

Raising Boys to Dream Big. Always.

Raising Boys: Dream Big and Never Stop Reaching As a mom of three boys, I know this to be true:  raising boys is an adventure, and life is complicated.  We’re under pressure as parents, and our kids are under pressure, too, as they navigate through the ups and downs and obstacles that come their way. …