Sharing Part 3 of my series, How to be an imperfect parent, successfully! Enjoy these 4 easy steps on how to get a good work out in while Momming... Step 1: Wait until Toddler asks to get dressed. Step 2: Begin to dress the toddler who asked to get dressed. Step 3: Have Toddler who literally just asked … Continue reading How to get a good work out in.
For Part two my series, How to... be an imperfect parent, successfully, here is my secret to sticking to just one cup of coffee a day! Step 1: Wake up earlier than your Toddler to enjoy a fresh, hot cup of coffee. Step 2: Enjoy one glorious sip of that fresh, hot cup of coffee. Step … Continue reading How to stick to just one cup of coffee a day.
I love a good "how-to" book. Self-help. Advice. What to do when. But when it comes to parenting, I have yet to find one that truly tells you like it is and helps you navigate the everyday how-tos of what a day in the life of a Mommy looks like. I'm not talking about articles like … Continue reading How to… be an imperfect parent, successfully (Part 1)
Because Momma is tired and she sometimes needs a break. The end. --- No, really. That's it... Were you looking for some scientific, statistical or proven fact as to why I don't bathe my son every night? You're not going to find that here. What you will find is a Mom doing her best (which … Continue reading The crazy reason why I do not give my child a bath every night.
Dear 2017, I pray this letter finds you well. Kinda. Sorta. Not really. You see, you have been a big skim-board to the shin. An unpleasant, unexpected, cringe-worthy sting to what was supposed to be a pleasant walk along the ocean. Sure, maybe a lot of it was my own doing. I wasn't paying … Continue reading A love letter to 2017.
Hi, I’m Karen, a wannabe writer, and it’s been six months since my last post… “Hiiiii Karen.” This is just a post to let any readers out there know, all two of you probably, that I’m still here. I’ve just been… ignoring the fact that in order to be a writer, you have to actually … Continue reading I’m not that girl.
Every other Thursday night, I have on my Google calendar an event from 8-10pm. It’s titled: WRITE … DON’T IGNORE!!! I ignore it. Every single time. Clearly, it’s working. So a friend of mine called me out on it. She asked me to add her to the invite, so that it popped up … Continue reading Hurts so good.
A year ago today, Brooks was twenty-eight days old. I was twenty-eight days into motherhood. Twenty-eight days into the biggest change of my life. Twenty-eight days into a life of unpredictability, heart-wrenching emotion and exuberant joy. Twenty-eight days. Brooks was so little. Everything was so new. I was so lost. Postpartum depression, sleep deprivation … Continue reading A year of parenthood. A year of grace. Lots and lots of grace.
I was tossing and turning, staring at the clock wondering how much sleep I’d get if I fell asleep NOW. Or NOW. Okay, NOW. It was one of those nights… It was a Sunday evening and Adam and I just had the whole week off for a little “staycation.” We had a great week of … Continue reading Joy and Sorrow. Sorrow and Joy.
Almost an hour had passed and I managed three bites of food out of my son. I tried everything. Toys. Distractions. Puffs. Oh the puffs! Nothing was getting him to eat what I had prepared for him. He was fussy. I was fussy. The day needed to end. It was 7:30 in the morning. My … Continue reading Whether you win or lose, you wine.