• Parenting

    The SIMantics of Parenting

    July 20, 2017

    Seventh grade was a definitive age for me. I got bullied for the first time, so I avoided social interaction of any sort. School had become a living nightmare. Jr. High is rough, people, and girls…

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    A Brave New World

    June 29, 2017

    I have two kids. Two. We have started saying strange things like “the boys” and “our kids” instead of just Joseph constantly. Routines have changed. Priorities have transformed. It’s a weird mix of happy and sad.…

  • Parenting Pregnancy

    The Love That Is Just Too Much

    June 22, 2017

    To be quite honest, the first night in the hospital with Joseph was awkward. I made Pat go home and sleep for awhile because truthfully I was worried about our dogs and that I was already…

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    Rage Mode

    May 25, 2017

    I was driving home from work the other day, Formation by Beyonce came on and naturally, I cranked it up to 33. (33 is my Kia’s weird maximum volume) The number 33 is set aside only…

  • Parenting Pregnancy

    Naked and Afraid

    May 21, 2017

    We have hit a steady stream of predictable with Joseph and I have to say I never thought I would see the day. He is happy more often than not, can tell me what hurts in…

  • Parenting

    Ambulance Anniversary

    April 27, 2017

    A year ago, in a faraway land called St. Louis where there’s a population above 1,000 people and buildings that have more than 2 stories, we landed ourselves at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. I never imagined I would…

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    The Invisible Mother

    April 13, 2017

    Rarely can I convince myself to go shopping. Add being pregnant to that previous concept and it is an idea that is almost inconceivable to me. Being huge and draining my checking account aren’t two things…

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    Hit Me Baby One More Time

    March 23, 2017

    I think every Mom can relate to impatiently waiting for their new baby to reach those oh so important developmental milestones. “Will my kid be normal?” is an ever present question in every parent’s mind. Being average…

  • Parenting

    Parenting Advice About Parenting Advice

    March 9, 2017

    1. Sleep When Your Baby Sleeps I think this is the dumbest advice to give parents and it’s the one that you hear over and over and over and just shut up already. You just had…