Motherhood is hard. Moms rock.

Have you ever noticed that motherhood just keeps getting harder? I don’t mean on a big picture, culture or society level – I just mean on a very day-to-day, tactical level. When you are pregnant, you really have no idea what’s ahead of you. When you come home from the hospital with a newborn, it all seems so daunting and overwhelming! Then little by little, you get good at basic newborn care at home, and it starts to feel easy and normal. Then, once you have the basic newborn … [Read more...]

Date day: my best invention ever

Yesterday, for the first time in almost two years, my husband and I spent an entire day alone together. That’s crazy, right? How could we have gone that long without a day to ourselves? But we’re so in love with our daughter that we never really even considered it before. Anytime we had a day off from work, we wanted to spend it with her.  And we love our time together as a family – it’s the best! (Funny side note: before we had Zoe, I used to hear parents talk about going a year or … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites: funny mom and dad blogs

Each Friday, I plan to share with you some of my favorite things. They may range from baby products to books to shopping finds to restaurants. This week, it’s my favorite funny parenting blogs. Parenting is funny – and these blogs capture those hilarious moments in ways that will have you literally laughing out loud at your keyboard. Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures. Momblogger Amber Dusick’s awesome Paint pictures and sense of humor have made me laugh til I cried on more … [Read more...]