I started this blog with 2 goals:

  1. To write about things that I find funny or frustrating, like my experiences as a new mama and all the learning and growth (and fear and anxiety and poop) that comes along with it; to share things that might make your life easier because they have helped me.
  2. To become filthy rich and be adored by the masses for my cuteness and amazing ideas.

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Let’s reflect, shall we?

Yesterday was my son’s 6 month birthday.  How we are already at this point is baffling to me.  Many of our days together have felt very long.  How have 6 months’ worth of them already passed?  Seems like the expression is true: The days are long but the years are short.  Well, in my case, the months have been short.

I thought it would be interesting to look back on the goals I set for myself during my maternity leave.  Keep in mind that I set these goals before my son was born.  Before I knew better. Before I knew anything about this wild, amazing, chaotic, emotional ride called motherhood. Continue reading


Well, so much for my personal challenge to blog every day this month.

I made it 6 consecutive days.  6 days out of 29.

But you know what? I should have known better than to set that kind of goal for myself.  I can’t think of a time that I have ever been successful at seeing goals with time or quantity expectations through to the finish line.  The 30-day sugar challenge? (Er, that’s no sugar, people. I would kick everyone’s ass if the challenge was to eat sugar for 30 days.)  I lasted about 4 days when I tried to eliminate sugar for a month.  Four miserable, headachey days. Continue reading