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Climbing Anxiety

‘It’s time to gear up for Christmas’, I think to myself the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We had gotten home yesterday after a three day and ten hour round trip visit to my in-laws, and the whole family is exhausted. As I switch off the lights and close the door to the boys’ room, my mind […]

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Merry MESS-mas Darling!

Greeting cards have all been sent. The Christmas rush is through. But I still have one wish to make… A special one for you. Who am I kidding? This is my first holiday season with a busy toddler. Time and energy can’t be wasted on wishes. She needs to do 365 different activities per day […]

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Reality Check: There are 168 hours in a week and I spend 53 of them with my son

Reality Check: There are 168 hours in a week and I spend 53 of them with my son.  Take those 53 hours and split them between cooking dinner, household chores, laundry, doctors appointments, date night, girls night, and the hours start to disappear.  We fit in endless errands on weekends, we have doctors who take […]

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The Anti-Nappers

It’s the weekend (hallelujah!) and my daughter just took a two-hour nap. I am both extremely grateful and mildly annoyed. At 22-months old, I don’t know if this counts as a long nap or not in the parenting world, but for me, it’s seems eternal. See, recently she’s been napping 35-45 minutes and that’s it. […]

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