Toy gun

No, this is not a rehashing of the gun violence term paper I wrote for school, it’s just a blog post about my four-year-old son pretending he has a gun and making gun sounds.  Totally normal right? Boys will be boys blah blah…Except I fucking hate it, and I managed up until recently to shield […]

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Organic mom

What’s with you all natural moms anyway? Where do you ladies get the patience required for maintaining a holistic lifestyle? I see you ladies on Instagram, writing lists by hand and dedicating yourselves to curating some kind of magical vibe and rhythmic flow in your home with essential oils and shit.   Meanwhile, I’m marching […]

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My house has more than one. Dirty clothes: There’s the main dirty clothes hamper in the laundry area. But there’s probably a messy pile of dirty clothes on the bathroom floor as I write this. Even though I scooped them all up once already today. There’s also a dirty clothes hamper in Jacks room and his […]

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mom knows jack

Jack turned four last weekend, and we celebrated with pizza, cake, ice cream, balloons, presents, and MONSTER JAM! We had a total blast, and as of yesterday, we’re still recovering. My plan, (don’t laugh) now that Jack is four, is to start making him sit for practical homeschool lessons. We’ve been focusing on letters and […]

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Before I was ever a wife and mother I was a feminist, and have been a feminist for as long as I can remember. Not because I wanted an authoritative job or to change the world or anything noble like that, but because my whole life I have wanted to have as much validity and […]

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Ok, we’ve been “officially” potty train Jack for a full week now. He’s in undies all day long, except for nap time and bedtime. He’s yet to poop in the potty, only pee so far. He doesn’t like admitting when he has to pee and he’s had a few accidents. Typically he poops at nap time […]

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How is it that your house is so clean? And your garden so green? And your walls so white? And your kitchen so bright? Do your toddlers clean up after themselves? Put away their toys and stack books on the shelves? Did they eat that whole wheat toast? And the Greek yogurt with steel cut […]

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Jack won’t eat his dinner 90 percent of the time. It is a rare occasion that I can get him to eat anything cooked or otherwise prepared for him. It’s hard for me to admit that Jack is such a difficult eater at the dinner table. Because I tried to diversify his pallet from the […]

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No. I don’t think so. Birth control is my friend. Jack is a handful and half while also managing to be a miracle child. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have him, and very fulfilled by his singular presence. Plus he’s got his mama, his dada, his Grammy, and his auntie all wrapped around his charming little […]

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Well, I survived my first semester at the local community college. Final grades have not been published yet, but I am confident. I will be returning to school in the fall, but my summer plans include working, and catching up on family time. My 28th birthday is a week from this Wednesday and Jeremy is […]

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Here I sit, on the eve of my second week of that work/school/mom/wife/ life, with my course texts, and class notes, and my large cup of coffee in front of me. The baby has been in bed for an hour now, and I just finished mopping the kitchen flIoor that I had been previously  neglecting. I’m […]

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