Category: The Family

Off My Back

This week I gave Isabella the coat off my back. Literally. “Isabella, zip up your coat it’s freezing and you have to walk home from school.” “Mommy, literally my coat is falling apart. It’s way too small I can’t even close it around my sweater and there’s actually no zipper…

The Tiny Mouse and Trashy Ear Candy

We’ve taken to calling Emily Tiny Mouse. It’s just one of those sticky things, the same way Isabella became Bootsie years and years ago and I can’t actually remember the last time I called her anything but Bootsie and when I hear others refer to her as Bella or even…

Superhero Name: AnxietAli

There are many reasons why I quit my job about a month ago and perhaps when I’m finished officially — a week from Friday — I will talk about the hows and whys but right now the reason I bring it up is that while I have definitely been poking…

#Smugmama and Passing Ships

Obviously I scared you all away with my weirdo instagram stalker tendencies. Or maybe it was some of the things I’d say to my 17-year-old self. The blogging and writing publicly landscape sure was easier when my children didn’t constantly have a say in what I’m allowed to share. Not…

On Laundry: Who Says Mommy Blogs Are Dead?

Every time more than one seemingly bad thing happens in a row, instinctively and without thought, I throw my hands up in the air and say, “Maybe Mercury is in Retrograde!”  Now, here’s where I let you know that I have absolutely not one clue what mercury in retrograde actually…

That Time I Ugly Cried So I Could Give You Some Wonder

If you ask Emily, she’s not the favorite. She feels overlooked. If you ask Josh, he’s not the favorite. He feels overlooked. If you ask Isabella, she’s not the favorite. She feels overlooked. If you have ever talked to a parent, been a parent, watched a television show about a…

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