Today was my first birthday as a mother. There is nothing like spending my day with two amazing tiny humans who are learning and growing so fast to put into perspective how stagnant life can be as an adult. For me, today was a lot like yesterday, like last week, like last month... but for … Continue reading Birthday.
Somehow, I thought I'd have more time as a full-time mom than I did as a full-time employee. I don't know why I thought that. The only time I have is at night when both babies are sleeping - which translates into time that I'm not sleeping. It's always a trade-off, and there is always … Continue reading Something Lost
So... this happened today when my mom came over to help me with my 3-month-old twins: Me: We've had to move tummy time from the yoga mat to the couch because I haven't had a chance to clean the floor. Mom: Didn't you say a few months ago that you were thinking about getting a … Continue reading Parenting Expectation vs. Reality #1
2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year in so many ways, but even in the midst of a pandemic, political upheavals, and societal reckonings, life moves forward. At times, this year has seemed overwhelming, surreal, and devastating; and while it's easy to lose sight of the positive, I still have a lot to … Continue reading Finding Silver Linings: Belated Thanksgiving Post
Until I became a parent, I never thought I would find myself cheering for a burp. Or clapping for someone lifting up their head. Or tearing up with excitement over a simple smile. It’s not until you spend your days with a baby who’s big accomplishment is learning to stick his hand in his mouth … Continue reading Small Expectations
I've been wanting to get back to writing, but this year has been hectic (to put it mildly). Now that things are starting to calm down, I realize that my life has changed a lot just over the course of this year, and some updates are needed. So here it is: a quick summary of … Continue reading 2020 So Far: An Update
So… It’s been a minute. A short hiatus from blogging stretched and expanded until suddenly an entire year has slipped by. There were a few factors within my control (priorities), and a few factors beyond my control (chaos at work) – but as the calendar has circled back to January and I started thinking about … Continue reading January Project Updates: Whatever Happened to 2018?
Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start–and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. Let me explain something that happened last month: a project that started as one thing transformed into something completely different and unexpected, and I’ve been questioning … Continue reading December Project Updates: I’m Back?
Ah, November. As the days get colder and darker, and my motivation to leave the house decreases, I've given myself a new challenge to pursue: no watching TV for the month of November. (Granted, you would be hearing a slightly different version of this if I had not managed to finish binge-watching Stranger Things on … Continue reading No TV November
Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start–and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. I’m not going to lie—it’s been genuinely hard keeping up with blogging recently, and once again I’ve let weeks slip by without an update. I miss … Continue reading September Project Updates: Super Speedy Quick Edition!