Yesterday I was surprised to read a headline about new celebrity mom, Chrissy Teigen. What was the ruckus about? Her sin, as judged by the internet and media outlets was deciding to go out for a meal with her husband one week after having a baby. People on the internet, including other celebrities were questioning her abilities as a mom. Part of me was amused that others would feel the need to weigh in on someone's life whom they know nothing about, and the other part of me w
I woke up this morning with butterflies in my stomach. Today my son will play in his very first lacrosse game. He's never played before but he's on a team where some parents take the game very seriously. How seriously? On the second practice of the season my son literally bowled over another child in a face off. My son proudly got control of the ball but having never played before, he didn't realize that you can't go through another player à la football. Luckily their coach i
I have a friend from college who lives 5 1/2 hours away. Sadly, we don't see one another often enough (she's not even on Facebook) but we have a deep friendship. We nurture our long distance friendship by speaking for hours on the phone quite regularly. During the holidays my friend mentioned that her New Year's resolution is to lose weight so while I personally am not one to make resolutions, I fully support anyone who does. How can you not support wanting someone you care a
After the snow and chill of yesterday's crazy Spring weather, my son and I decided to play outdoors this afternoon. We made 3 kinds of boats and took them down to our stream for a boat race. The one made with sticks, twine, and a leaf sail was one I was shown how to make by a friend when I was a kid growing up on a quiet, dead-end street in a small town in New Jersey. The walnut shell boat was one I had seen floating around Pinterest, and the red origami boat was one my uncle
Dear readers, this post is part confessional and part, "Maybe you can relate?" Yesterday evening was a huge mommy fail moment for me. I yelled at my son. I'm not typically a "yeller." I have a naturally low tone voice so raising it feels unnatural and uncomfortable for me. This morning I woke up feeling the sting of my inadequacies. Sleep eluded me all night, and today I'm questioning how I could have lost my temper over essentially nothing.
Normally when my son comes home
Stop telling your daughters that they can grow up to be anything they want to be. It simply isn't true and I'll tell you why. Hillary Clinton won the South Carolina primary recently. I stood behind two woman in line at the grocery store who were discussing this event. One had her baby daughter sitting in the shopping cart when one of the two women said, "I just don't see a woman as U.S. president." Aha! Now there's the problem. Honestly it doesn't bother me if you aren't a fa
My son is going through a growth spurt. I had to go out and purchase new pants, shirts, shoes, etc, but it wasn't until this past weekend after watching him tug at his bottom while he was playing sports when I realized that I forgot to purchase new underwear for him. Before dropping my little guy off at school this morning I asked my kiddo if he wanted regular underwear like his dad or the "character" kind. I wasn't surprised that he chose the character kind. My son still has
The other day my husband went to see his grandmother at her nursing home after work. After his visits he will often make a trip to one of neighboring Korean grocery stores. While he was at the store, he picked up some candy for me. Even with selective hearing, a condition many husbands seem to suffer from, he amazingly remembers the smallest details of conversations we've had months, even years ago. My husband brought home a bag of crunchy sesame candy. I know what you're thi
Last night was chilly! I jokingly said to my husband that maybe I should wear my coat around the house in order to stay warm. I'm one of those people who always feels a bit chilled. My husband mentioned that while going through a clothing box in a neglected closet earlier in the day, he found an old fleece jacket given to me by my former employer years ago. It along with several other items had been packed away when we moved and as is the case with some moves, we didn't unpac
My baby boy just turned another year older today. It seems every time I blink I see a different little being in front of me. *Blink one*, my squishy newborn became a baby. *Blink two*, my baby became a toddler. *Blink three* led to preschool. *Blink four* led to elementary school.
With every momentous occasion, it's hard not to tear up when you think about how much they've grown and changed with the passing of time. He went from a chubby baby who needed to be attached to m