Last week I saw (for probably the millionth time) someone posting a photo of their child with Santa. Accompanied either by a “he hated it” or “we were surprised she did so well” sentiment. And I thought to myself…what a wonderful world… Ha, just kidding, I didn’t think of that song until just now. But … More say no to santa
She died from sleep deprivation. But seriously, guys. All I can think about is how tired I am. Last week I told my (ahem, childless) co-worker that I was really tired. Which already sounded wrong coming out of my mouth after just returning from a vacation. Then yesterday I told said co-worker how I was … More i’m sorry but the old emily can’t come to the blog right now
When I was a single mom, sometimes all I wished for was someone to help think about “adult things” so that I didn’t have to do it all the time. I made every decision, had every worry, thought about every needed thing…sometimes all I wanted was for someone else to decide what to fix for … More what happened when i sent tyler a feminist comic
Tomorrow marks the final day of our self-inflicted family sugar fast. The question I got the most: Why are you doing this? The next question: The boys are doing it to? And third: Do you think they sneak and eat sugar at school? So for any of you still wondering these things, here you go… … More is it possible to be 100% sugar-free?
I’ve sensed momhood has been creeping up for some time now. I remember back in the day (like five years ago) when my slogan for nightlife was: You can always sleep later. Now it’s more like: Let’s watch something short on Netflix so we can get to bed by 11:00. Yesterday I convinced Mason and Milo to enter a … More i fear i’m becoming a mom
When I was pregnant with Arlo I tried to keep my hopes low for things like magical sleeping schedules or a return to my pre-pregnancy body. But underneath it all I had dreams that some things might just go my way. After all, I had other moms tell me stories of no stretch marks and parents tell me … More prenatal delusions v. post-natal realities
I feel my life post-Arlo birth has been like the tortoise: slow and steady. I talked to another mom yesterday who was out of the house within a week! She said she just couldn’t stay inside anymore. I tried to think back about when Arlo was one week. I’m pretty sure my brain was mushy … More guuuyysss, it’s happening. normal life.
Milo has had a lot of good quotes in his life. One of my favorites was the time he said, “Whenever I meet a new person I make a new friend.” My boys have always been my example for being sociable with others. The problem is, as an adult (with a loner-social tendencies) I sometimes … More being an adult outside your comfort zone
So I came across this post on The NY Times a few days ago, and I was intrigued to see what advice the author had to say about giving to others. I agree with his idea of giving because you’ve been given to, but I feel like there is so much more to teach my children. Yes, … More because we’ve been given much
Today is the day I have dreaded for some time: last minute back to school shopping. Each year I debate the pros and cons of shopping for school supplies by myself early, or having the boys learn partial responsibility for being prepared. The second options means waiting for them to come back from summer with the … More time for school supplies