My Mama Pack

I got it from my mama.   If there is anything you have come to like about me over the years it is probably something I got straight from my mama. And if there is something you have grown to love about her, I am willing to bet she got it straight from her mama….

A year as Mama

I rocked her in the glider this morning after a hearty struggle to get her down for a nap. Her sweaty little head on my shoulder showed that she put up a good fight, alternating between coy smiles and tense shouts to try to evade this sleep. Sleep she, and really I, needs to make…

Little Target Miracles

I was pushing my cart along in Target, trying to keep Lucie from licking everything she could reach and dutifully scanning my bread (the #lowcarblife was short lived yet again) for a killer Cartwheel discount when I heard the sound. Had I looked up a millisecond later my eyes would have missed the source of…

“Who, me??”

It is never lost on me what an enormous privilege it is to be able to spend my day with this little one.

Cheek snuggles and baby hair

The laundry had flooded from the love seat over to the big couch. The clothes were clean and folded but the task seemed endless. We had left our house in a hurry two days before and I hadn’t gotten to the dishes. They stared at me waiting for my attention as I flitted between starting…

The Working Stay at Home Mom

I got out of work late on Friday night, but that’s nothing new. Late nights and early mornings have been the hallmark of my career. Always being available to my guests was a way to keep busy and make sure I met everyone’s needs always. It was a habit formed of necessity when I started…

If breast is best why do my boobs always hurt?

Let’s get real. I must be some kind of massochist to still be breastfeeding my daughter. Before having Lu, I was the breastfeeding queen, I reigned over my pinterest board and poured through hashtagged Insta pics to see what I was up against. Awww, look at all of those mamas breastfeeding while doing yoga under…

It’s International Babywearing Week!

Since the beginning of time, moms have needed more hands. More time and money would be nice but we all agree, an extra set of hands is top priority. Resourceful mamas, surely tired of puttering around the cave, learned early on that the food wasn’t going to gather itself so they strapped that baby on…

Diaper Wipes Demystified

Diaper wipes, man. They seem so simple. Before baby you would probably assume any old thing will work to wipe your sweet bundle of fresh DNA’s bottom. At one point, I made the generalization that a wipe was a wipe was a wipe, how different could they possibly be? I have turned the corner, my…

Bringing Lucie Earthside

A week ago we brought our baby Lucille into this world. I cannot believe a whole week has passed. In the past week I have simultaneously been the most confident and humble I have ever been, baby birthing is serious business, guys. If you ever want to feel the full rainbow of emotions take a…