7 things breastfeeding could do without

I love being a mother. It’s cliché, but it’s the best most amazing gift I have been given. The opportunity to raise three beautiful children that are a little bit of me and a little (sometimes too much) of their father is the best. What I have come to love even more than I thought …

true life mom confessions: rite of passage

Let’s talk today about a rite of passage that your mom, her mom and her moms mom dealt with. Let me start with a story. Today at my desk, something caught my attention from the corner of my eye. Panic ensued as I looked down at my forearm to see a hair. Not just any …

how giving up dinner saved my family

I wake up every day at 6. From that moment until well after 8pm, our life is go-goo-go. My husband and I work like a well oil machine in the morning. We know each other’s strengths and use them to our advantage to get out the door with the three kiddos and to work on …

true life mom confessions: coffee

Are you sitting down? Because I have some possible earth shattering news. I am a mom (of three) and I. don’t. drink. coffee. It feels soo good to get that off my chest! Seriously like a weight lifted. I’ll give you a moment to collect your jaw off the floor. Now that we’ve laid out …

5 super-average super-mom powers I wish I had

Growing up I remember playing loads of games. Don’t touch the ground, vet tech, school, the list goes on and on. One of my favorites was the superpower game. The one where you’d talk about which superpower you’d want and why. I always wanted to fly. Always. Which is ironic, seeing as I am scared …

Let’s be friends; how do I make them again?

Few months ago I wrote about the things I’d do a little differently if we were to move all over again. Let me just note that we are not planning on doing another big move. Again. Ever. OK I can’t say that for sure because we never know what the future holds, but we are …

The 5 stages of co-sleeping [as written by an over-tired parent]

You know all those ideals of what type of parent you’ll be before you have kids- like no electronics, no TV for the baby, no co-sleeping, etc.? That last one, co-sleeping, let’s talk about that. Ha. HAHAHA HAHAHAHHAHAHA Pre baby Katie, you were so naive. Don’t get me wrong, we tried it. The first time …

dear husband…i know the car is a mess

Dear Husband, Yes, I am aware the van is a mess. Nearly every time you get in on the weekend you make a comment about the papers everywhere, or the crumbs embedded in the carpet. It’s not that I haven’t noticed, or even that I don’t care- I do. I care that you take the …