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The Charlie Brown Palm Tree

The Charlie Brown Palm Tree

Dear Once-Full Palm Tree, All I did was ask my husband to remove the little ugly shrubs to the left of your beautiful palms that so wonderfully decorate our front yard. Well, they’re gone, Tree. But you are, too. Hubs, as unexpected, went above and […]

Daycare vs. Nanny – UGH

Daycare vs. Nanny – UGH

Ugh.  If you’re anything like me and you’re not fortunate enough to be a SAHM, you’ve possibly been plagued by this consideration already: while you and your partner work to provide for your family, who can you fully trust to care for your child in […]

A SOLID Struggle

A SOLID Struggle

Warning: desperate mom ahead.  I need some serious solid-feeding TIPS!  I’d request tricks, but I’ve heard this tactic is frowned upon… Declan is 12 months.  He was formula-fed for this first year.  Around 6 months, I started introducing purees with a spoon, which he was […]

The Nanny THIEF

The Nanny THIEF

Just when I’m convinced there couldn’t possibly be anything more to worry about as a mom, my nanny returns home with my son to tell me she’d nearly been kidnapped by a fellow mother. When Declan’s nanny started working with us 9 months ago, she […]

5 Tips to Fall Back Asleep Fast

5 Tips to Fall Back Asleep Fast

I nearly once bragged about my inability to fall back asleep once awakened. When I was pregnant, those frequent nighttime trips to the potty always did me in. Before that, a bark from the dog was enough to wake me from a deep slumber and […]

To My Little Boy on His 1st Birthday

To My Little Boy on His 1st Birthday

Never before this past year have I been more sleep-deprived, vulnerable, uncertain, selfless. Never before have I been more in awe, prouder, or loving. Never before have I been so happy. Thank you, baby boy (or big boy, I should say!). Thank you for indirectly […]

Last July 24th was a Sunday…

Last July 24th was a Sunday…

and I got to work on Patrick’s strawberry cake with funfetti icing, as requested– and as is the same selection for today 😂. Later, my parents joined Patrick and me for his birthday lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. During lunch, I felt some new pains and, […]

Photography by Declan #1

Photography by Declan #1

Declan, 12 months Look at this beautiful abstract capture of the living room: A pure DVD caught relaxing among toys: Rug: Up close and personal

DEAR HOPELESS #1: My Kids Don’t Clean Up

DEAR HOPELESS #1: My Kids Don’t Clean Up

Before I officially kick off an advice column, I want to give a DEAR HOPELESS subthread and hashtag a shot. If others find me to be as therapeutic and helpful as my peers tend to, I’ll make it more official! 🙂 To kick us off, […]

Little one, your love gets me through

Little one, your love gets me through

The first year having a baby is an emotional roller coaster. My little guy and his needs have come before mine: my need to feel connected to my husband as deeply as we once were, my need to see family and friends and socialize as […]