• Parenting Between the Extremes

    September 12, 2011

    I hate even writing this, but I can’t imagine there aren’t a few moms out there in the same boat and I need some help. And really, if you’re sitting here reading while smirking and thinking, “I knew she would one day,” please leave. Friday I smacked Bella across her bare bottom.

  • Our Sacrifice

    August 29, 2011

    In the world of blogging, Facebook and Instagram, often the life of a stay at home mom is painted in filtered, cropped pictures. There are smiling children, art projects, activities, and creative lunches. There are darling outfits and playdates where we sip coffee as our children bond with each other. But this is a very…

  • Sorting it out.

    August 15, 2011

    I read Bella a story before laying her in her bed last night. She was curled up on my lap and I bent to kiss her in between pages, and for just a moment, I got the smell of baby from her. It sent me into a thousand memories of her from newborn to just…

  • Fail Day.

    July 21, 2011

    Yesterday I was sitting on the floor, reading to Bella. We were on one of those Pillow Pet deals, hers is a ladybug, reading Good Night Moon. Well, not so much reading as turning the pages double because she just likes to find the mouse, “Mou Mou” and shriek with delight. And the mouse is…

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