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Summer and an Update

I cannot believe it’s almost July. Don’t ask me where this year is going. I’m still searching for my bobby pins. As I breeze into the hot St. Louis humidity, I set out on a mom mission to find fun craft ideas that were indoor friendly on hot days. That lasted for about 10 minutes. Truth be told, my little girl is extremely happy with books, imaginary play and her aqua beads. So I decided to save myself the aggravation...

Our hours go to motherhood

mom and daughter hold hands

At what point does exhaustion become the norm? I only ask because here I sit at 4 a.m. (again), claiming to be a morning person, but yet wonder why I am not in bed. Because it’s Saturday morning. And my eyes are heavy. I suppose part of it lies in the fact that a restless 2 month old could stir in a half hour so why bother. Or a 4 year old could call for me and ask for a...

The Tale of a Hard Day

Grace and Mom

Hard day. We’ve all had them as moms, am I right? I had one the other day. It was just one of those wonky days. Nothing was unusual. But she wouldn’t go down for her morning nap. I couldn’t think why. So after feeding her, putting her down, her getting up shortly thereafter, feeding her again and putting her down again, I go into the kitchen. I don’t know how it happened, but it was already 11 a.m. – my...

Grace’s Birth Story

I struggled with whether or not I would document her birth on the blog. I didn’t document the experience with Mads and so I thought something would be incomplete. We would be able to re-read the details of one but not the other. But then I thought, if I were going to maintain this way of thinking with two kiddos, I’m going to drain myself. Therefore, I’m doing what’s in my heart and jotting it down …...

The “Sleep” Frequently Asked Question – 2 Months

swaddle, HALO swaddle, baby list

“How is the new baby sleeping?” I always find that to be a funny question. I don’t know if it’s just because it’s a typical question that people often ask when a newborn is in the picture or if they’re genuinely curious how many hours of sleep you are running on, and depending on the answer, wondering how you are able to have a coherent conversation. So, how is Grace sleeping? The short answer is that she’s sleeping like a...