When G was about 10 months old, I came down with a gnarly stomach flu that tanked my milk supply. So when Monday rolled around – I had no breastmilk to send. None. Nada. Zip. Nothing in the freezer, and my ta-tas were dry as a bone. I stifled my guilt and feelings of general failure as much as possible and told her teachers to just give her formula. Fast forward to that afternoon and I got a phone call… Read more »

Not long after Halloween ended this year, I asked G what she wanted to ask Santa to bring her for Christmas. Lay off me, Thanksgiving Purists, we all know Thanksgiving is the middle child of holidays and I wanted to get a jump on my shopping.  “I want…I want…I want…” Her little voice trailed off in the back seat of the car, seemingly unsure of what direction to go. She’s oh so close to being 3 years old and this is the first… Read more »

Well, Hi. This feels a bit like dusting off an old diary and trying to pick up where you left off. Except you abandoned that diary when you were 12 and now you’re 16 and filling in the middle sections is awkward and time consuming. That one year old little girl I talk about in my sidebar bio? She’s almost 3. And there’s a brand new baby in the mix now too…but we’ll get to that. My original intent with… Read more »