The real life-savers your baby registry is missing

The real life-savers your baby registry is missing

Listen, I’m not against the truly helpful lists of items-every-mommy-needs-or-you-will-die. But most of those items are for the sunshiny days of motherhood, after the postpartum depression succumbs to medication and you still have a week of maternity leave. But what about the trenches of motherhood? What about when you’re up to your neck in poop and pretty […]

“LET GO OF MY BABY!!!!!”

Well, it happened. Now I understand the sign that reads, “Please Do Not Get Out of Your Car!” outside Charlie’s school. As my baby boy had to be tugged toward school… As my sweet little pumpkin craned his neck to make eye contact with me in the car… As his bony little shoulders shook with […]

Charlie’s first day: Good mommy, bad wife

Charlie’s first day: Good mommy, bad wife

Welp. We did it. First day of preschool drop-off for Charlie, my 3-year-old with an extra chromosome and extra personality. It was not at all what I expected. Apparently, I don’t do well on days of first events. Three-plus years ago, I remember snapping at The Husband while I lay in the hospital bed like […]

Morbid Mommy: We have *got* to get healthy.

Maybe all parents have moments like these. Maybe it’s the pregnancy hormones. Maybe it’s because I’m an “older” parent (gag). Maybe, maybe, maybe. I’m sitting on the floor of my son’s room, watching The Husband get the kids ready for bed in the form of a rockin’ dance party. He is the yin to my […]