Sweet Sixteen {Daily Prompt}

21 Jan

When you were 16, what did you think your life would look like? Does it look like that? Is that a good thing?

To be sixteen again. It was almost half a lifetime ago, a time that seems so distant to me.  So long ago, in fact, that I can’t exactly recall what my younger self foresaw for my older self. But I think she would be happy with the person she’s turned out to be and life she’s made for herself. Continue reading

How To: Homemade Baby Food

20 Jan

This week, I decided to try my hand at making baby food for my little man. It wasn’t out of need to save money or desire to feed him a special diet, but rather, I like eating fresh, home-cooked, preservative-free food and I’m guessing my baby will, too. Continue reading

Love and kindness in the face of evil

19 Dec

Like most of us in this country, I have spent the last several days crying and praying, and reflecting on the people and things I give value and precedence to in my life. I, like so many of you, have been jarringly reminded of what is truly important. For that reason I haven’t been writing, or reading, or watching TV but rather doting on and playing with my son, baking cookies with my mom, talking books with my dad, gabbing with my sister and laughing  and loving with my husband. Continue reading

Why men don’t have babies

10 Dec

It is a fact, beyond a reason of a doubt, that although men are physically stronger than women they are by far the weaker sex. Honestly, have you ever spent time with a man who has a cold? Weak!

Luckily for me (early Christmas gift from Santa, I’m sure!), I had the chance to observe the full extent of this less-than-phenomenal male phenomenon up close and in person over the last five days, since my wonderful hubby had hernia surgery. Despite the fact that he injured his groin squatting a Schwarzenegger amount of weight, my husband instantly went from tough guy to man-child in the matter of hours.

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Conflicting feelings of a working mom

28 Nov

I am a working mom. But I’m not like most typical working moms. I say that is because I work from home. So my days are filled with press releases and marketing meetings, soothing a crying baby and walking my dog, lunch meetings and dinner prep. And I’m sure many of you “true” working moms hate me right now.

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Holiday Traditions New & Old

27 Nov

Can you believe that Christmas is less than a month away?!  Where did the year go?

I have to say I am looking forward to this Christmas more than others past because this will be our first Christmas with our son, Parker. Even though he’s too young for 90% of the things I want to do with him, I’m excited none the less.

So how are we going to celebrate Christmas going forward with our kids? What traditions will our kids hold on to as they get older? I think what we do now will help set the tone for Christmases to come.

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Love is a verb

20 Nov

When you show me love//I don’t need your words//Love ain’t a thing//Love is a verb
John Mayer

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The life of a new mom…

20 Nov

All of five minutes old.

 

This is Parker.

P-Man. Pookie. My heart.

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