I never thought I’d be a stay-at-home Mom. Like never. I’ve been working since I was about 15. I got my first internship as an ice skating coach apprentice and then I coached for a several years after that. Simultaneously, I worked summers at my Dad’s former company, and I had a few internships throughout… Continue reading Giving up my career was the hardest and best decision of my life
After we got married, my husband and I decided to bring in our first edition to our family: our lovable goofball of a dog Charley. We were married for about 3 months before we brought him home, and he forever changed our lives. Thinking back to those days, I certainly wouldn’t say I regret getting… Continue reading Considerations for those thinking about getting a dog before the baby.
I haven’t been able to regularly blog for the past couple weeks due some changes in scheduling. But, now that things have started to settle in I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things. As I sat down to write this, I realized how the past couple weeks have been a blur. The… Continue reading Parenthood can feel like a lonely existence
We’ve all been there. You’re at a party, most likely a relative’s house, and it’s already 8:30pm. It’s almost an hour past your kid’s bedtime. You notice your child rubbing her eyes, and you know if you don’t leave soon that angelic face is about to pop two horns out of it’s forehead and start… Continue reading Don’t expect to win the Popularity Contest
Recently, I heard some tragic news about one of my brother’s childhood friends that has sadly left this world too soon. It was truly heart wrenching thinking about someone I used to see regularly with my younger brother while I grew up. As a young person, especially as a kid, death is hopefully an infrequent… Continue reading Hold them tight
I typically post on Mondays, but this past weekend I came down with flu like symptoms which then turned into laryngitis. I had one of the those weekends from hell where I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to make it out alive. Worst of all, on Saturday I started to come down with… Continue reading It’s ok to ask for help
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! These past few days were hectic to say the least. Attempting to navigate the holiday season with a baby is nothing like you will ever prepare for. Everything needs to be tripled checked, and heaven forbid you forget a paci or sippy cup at home. Failure to include… Continue reading Remember to say thanks to your better half