Category Archives: To Cry

I’m Thankful For My Middle Child

I love my children to the moon and back. Each and every one. I love them all. But I think there are certain seasons where I “like” one more than another. Is that terribly wrong? Probably. But just as there are seasons of weather (unless you live in SoCal like me), there are seasons with… Read More »


Now that I am a mom to three tiny humans, people are always telling me how busy and challenging my life must be.  I’ll admit, it’s pretty nice to be able to pull the overwhelmed-mom card now and then. I can blame my mood swings, messy house, and burnt dinner on this “trying” phase of life.… Read More »

Just Call Me A Cow

Its a funny thing. When you’re extremely pregnant all you can think about is what it would be like to feel normal again. The last two months of my pregnancy I felt like a cow. A cow with heartburn. My belly was huge. My boobs were huge–and leaking–and I fought the urge to moo (and/or… Read More »

What I Forgot

You know, it might be the most cliche thing in the book for me to write this post. Maybe it will bore you. Guess what? I don’t care. You see, even though this is my THIRD baby, there has been a major learning curve. The gap between Chaucer and Tennyson is almost four years. There… Read More »

Change is Exhausting

You guys. I am SO not ready to be doing real life stuff yet. If I could, I would sit in my recliner (my spot), in my pajamas, all day long. I would nurse Tenny, hold him, and just wait for him to poop. Because that’s pretty much what he does all day long. Also… Read More »

The Birth Story: Part 3

You guys! I am so sorry for the ridiculous delay in posting the third and final part of my birth story. Lets blame it on exhaustion, recovering from surgery, and an adorable distraction that makes me just want to snuggle all day long. Oh, and school started, so there’s that too. Anyways. Here is the… Read More »

The Birth Story: Part One

Hi guys. I had a baby two weeks ago. An amazing, sweet, delicious baby boy. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see for yourself that he is just the absolute, most perfect newborn ever. I had things planned ahead. Like, I would blog my birth story, and throw up some funny labor/delivery posts. Maybe even… Read More »

Wedding Vows for Real Life

My little sister got married this weekend. The day was hot, the bride was beautiful, and I managed to pull off my pregnant-bridesmaid dress. My husband was gone all last week, so I’ve been looking forward to THIS week for awhile. After an exhausting weekend of weddingness, I was glad to come home and let… Read More »

Teaching Your Child How To Be Happy For Others

If there is one thing that we parents want, it is for our kids to succeed. To shine bright. To be the best they can be. There are lots of articles and tips out there on ways you can help your child succeed. But what about when someone else’s kid succeeds? What about when your… Read More »

Remember Your Grandma This Mothers Day

No matter how cold the temperature, Grandma’s tapioca always tasted warm. Those weird little lumps could slide around your mouth like soothing, massaging medicine balls. I’ll be honest, tapioca felt iffy for many years. The funny texture, clear and lumpy like fish eyes—the fact that I could almost see the egg whites, always prompted me… Read More »