It's hard to believe, but my little Oscar just turned six months old. He is rolling over, trying to sit up, babbling constantly, chewing on everything, and will soon have three teeth popping through. He loves to eat, so much so that I have been struggling to keep up with his appetite. Up until just … Continue reading Supply and Demand
I have been living with anxiety for a long time. I was recently thinking about my childhood and realized that I have been dealing with anxiety for longer than I had previously thought. In elementary school my family moved to a different town and my parents divorced. I didn't fit in at school. I started … Continue reading Life With Anxiety
Abby receives a new book each month from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. If a library in your area participates you should check it out, or follow the link below to find more information. It is free to join and your child can receive a new book in the mail each month from birth … Continue reading The Pages of my Childhood
When I first became a mom I thought my daughter Abby was a pretty easy baby to care for. Sure, she didn't sleep all through the night until she was two years old, but she was easy to handle. The first time I took Oscar to visit work my coworker Juana asked me, "Isn't it … Continue reading Boy, Oh Boy
Early this morning I glanced at the clock as I carried my sleeping baby from where I had been nursing him in the living room to the bedroom. Thank goodness it is only 1:30 a.m. and I can sleep for a few more hours. I'm so glad it is the weekend. Maybe the kids will … Continue reading Does It Ever Get Easier?
Have you heard of "adulting" classes? Apparently this is the new thing where young people are taught basic life skills like how to do laundry, how to balance a checkbook, how to get a car's oil changed, or how to cook basic meals. Why is this happening? Why is this necessary for some people? I … Continue reading Chores for Children and Learning How to “Adult”
Today I decided to be daring and dress Abby in underwear instead of a pull up. I would like to say it was because I have confidence that she would take to it right away, realize she always needs to use the toilet, and we would all live happily ever after. But no, I really … Continue reading Let’s Potty