They are 5 and 4 years old. A sweet, thoughtful girl, and a rambunctious, hilarious boy. I know their laughter ...
Is there really a way to prepare for a human person exiting your body? I don’t think so. In fact, ...
“But wouldn’t you like a little girl?” During my second pregnancy, I was on the receiving end of this question ...
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We have all heard it said before: “Nine months on, nine months off…” But, after nine months with my second ...
I must preface this with two things: first, aside from a few very lame, 1970s day camps and a couple short weekends away at Girl Scouts camp in the early 1980s, I never went away for real sleep away camp as a kid. (You know, the kind where you go away for two weeks at […]
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Leapfest in all honesty. To quote their website, “Leapfest is the largest, longest standing, international static line parachute training event and competition.” So, it is a day of watching people jump out of helicopters and parachute to the ground…in West Kingston, RI. Okay, that sounds cool. And it’s close […]
I took a vacation day this week without any real plans. I knew the weekend was going to be busy, so I wanted the opportunity to do laundry, grocery shop, and maybe even sneak in a nap while the baby slept. I thought I had it all planned perfectly. It was completely different than I […]
I don’t know how exactly it happened, but it did. My 3 boisterous boys were sitting still and quietly. Normally this sight should make me jump for joy, but not today. Today it broke my heart. Their sitting nicely and quietly wasn’t some new discipline technique I was trying. My boys had morphed. They had […]
“Mommy, where’s the bubbler?” My daughter and I were at the mall a few years ago and she asked me about a bubbler. I assume I gave her that deer in headlights look because it was followed up with, “Mommy, I am thirsty and I need the bubbler!” Now I had a little more of […]
I’ve done it. You’ve done it. We’ve all done it. But you may not realize how harmful it can be. I’m not talking about eating gluten at midnight or consuming free celebrity gossip while waiting in line at the grocery store. I’m talking about comparing yourself to other women. There’s nothing worse than comparing yourself […]
My kids are very dependent on their sleep and their naps are precious. When growing tired, they become increasingly whiny, impatient, and irritable. My nearly 6 1/2 year old will still nap on the weekend when given the opportunity. Miraculously, he will still go to bed on time even if he took a two hour […]
Providence Moms Blog recently had a “Mom Poll” on Facebook that asked about people’s favorite diaper brands. One mom responded, “If I were a rich woman, I would buy Pampers.” I have been thinking a lot about that answer, because I do not by any stretch of the imagination consider myself a rich woman, yet […]
Right now. I know it’s happening soon because all of my warning signs are present. My muscles are tight, my heart is beating faster than usual, and I am completely on edge. My head is – just – loud. There is so much noise that if someone started talking to me, I likely would not […]