We’ve done about five long road trips in the past two years that were seven hours plus, but our next big trip will top that to about 21 hours of driving. One of the most common pieces of advice we receive any time we share news of a long drive is to download apps and movies on the iPad. We don’t even own one. Continue reading “Why I refuse to drive or dine with an iPad”
My husband and I moved here with one dog, a baby bump and no support system, and are leaving here with two dogs, two kids under three, and a village of hand-selected family. We have not, however, had a babysitter for the popular “first night out kid-free” milestone yet. And this has been by choice – one that is usually met with glares of shock. Continue reading “When home is exactly the break that you need”
This will be my third Mother’s Day since becoming a mom, and the conversations are bursting with enthusiasm on what we as new moms really want. It always goes something like this: hot coffee, sleep, solo showers, breakfast in bed, outings free of kids, clean house, and a night off cooking. Continue reading “Why I don’t need Mother’s Day “off””
For many of us, being a first-time mom is overwhelmed by worry. It’s an adjustment second to none, and just when we think we’ve grown into our new role, our baby grows out of it.
Which is why I absolutely love being a second-time mom.
My first born is turning two, which means I am entering the chapter of motherhood that has been pre-determined as terrible, albeit light-heartedly, I think? Continue reading “The not-so-terrible two”
I found new stressors to overthink when I became pregnant with my second. Two under two is challenging, hands down, but it has also turned the page to a beautiful chapter in my motherhood journey. If I could go back in time, here’s how I would have answered my biggest questions.
Before I had kids, I felt heard. I could call someone and fall deep into a two-way conversation, free of tiny shrieks, squeals and leg yanks. My days at work were spent in various meetings where contrasting ideas merged into one united goal. Dinner with the husband was spent focused on each other, and evenings were spent catching up intently on all the world happenings. Continue reading “Our children are listening even when the world isn’t”