I took the clipboard and pen from the receptionist, and made my way back to the waiting room. I filled out the endless sheets of paperwork. Checked countless boxes for which I knew the information by heart. Rolled my eyes at the length and detail it was asking for. The specific dates, and the […]
Author Archive | Katie
I’ve been a part of a large moms group since I was pregnant with my first. So I’ve been involved in many meal trains. And while I’m no real expert on this, I do feel like I’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ve been the giver of a less than stellar meal, and I’ve […]
But as any pregnant woman knows, life must go on. We must do the bare minimum to ensure chaos doesn’t make its way into our homes. I don’t want to feel like this; exhausted and sometimes lifeless in thought. I don’t even have the energy to string together thoughts. There’s really no amount of sleep […]
You’re three-feet-something and I set you up on our kitchen counter. We dance together while the music fills our home. I cherish these moments, since you are my kid who can keep a rhythm. You genuinely seem to love music and that makes my mama heart so happy. As you stand up on that counter, […]
It didn’t used to be this way. When I was a kid, road trips were a BLAST! We could lie down in the back without buckles. *Gasp!* And we went to sleep comfortably without restraints. The worst discomfort we had was the occasional sibling taking up too much room next to us.
Here’s the thing—I secretly love it. I love that my son seeks us out for comfort. Even though the rational part of me is concerned about him relying on us too much. I love when I wake up first and my husband has a 30 pound toddler snuggled up next to his long torso. When […]
The simplest thing I can think of is putting an ad out there. I’m talking Craigslist want ads. I mean how much more men friendly can we get? They don’t need some lengthy post going on about their feelings, and desires. Dad’s just want to get straight to the point of it all. They don’t […]
There are two types of moms: the mom who monitors her kids in the fast food play area and the mom who throws her kids to the wolves doesn’t. Oh, and there are a few moms like me: Somewhere in the middle. I’m the mom who scans the walls for the plaque with the neatly printed […]
My husband and I have this crazy idea. I mean the kind where you say it out loud and then you laugh because you can’t believe you just said that kind of crazy idea. We want to explore the idea of living tiny. Not Kidding The idea crossed my mind briefly after reading this awhile ago. You’ve heard […]
We cling to our coffee with our phone in hand to relay our struggles, and we can miss the opportunities to gather around other women who understand the frustrations over that cup of coffee, in the same room, and leave our phones in the diaper bag.