Poop.

A few days ago, I arrived – almost an hour late – to a play date. The scheduled meet-up was with three of my friends and their kids of various ages. When deciding where to go for this get-together, I tossed out a suggestion for my favorite playground and included some of my reasons for…

The Island.

This afternoon I sat in a pile of laundry watching a TV show. The show is filled with people my age, men and women, wandering an island while wearing very little clothing. Their entire purpose on that island is to drink alcohol, make questionable decisions and whip up some kind of steamy romance with someone…

Here’s My Heart – Loud.

It’s loud in my house tonight. Somewhere downstairs, my kids are chasing away the evening with uncontrollable fits of laughter, swept up in the rush of carefree competition. Dishes tremble and the floors moan and complain beneath the thunderous parade of little, filthy feet. Voices and words and screams and cries are woven into the…

Spinny-Twisty-Pry-It-Offer

I went to an auto parts store. I was on an errand, picking up a tool that my husband needed. #luckyilovehim Normally, I make a bit of a stink about having to enter parts stores…and this time was no different. Although I do like to browse the tiny tools and tinker toys they have on…

Yeller.

I’m a yeller. #thatsright #iadmitit It’s something I struggle with as a parent. When I get all flustered and irritated, my gut reaction is to yell. My instinct is to shove everyone away from myself, to distance myself from anyone and anything so that I can settle my mind in peace. Obviously – as a…

Take-Backsies

I have something to tell you, Friend. I don’t really have the time or patience to prepare you for what I’m going to say so I’m just going to blurt it out and see how this goes. #readysetread SOMETIMES I WONDER IF HAVING KIDS WAS A MISTAKE.  …times four. So…sometimes I wonder if having kids…

My Mom Truth – Three Kids & Beyond

Awhile ago I wrote about how much my life had changed since adding a fourth baby into my family. I wrote something about what it was like with a bit of humor and mostly sunshine and of course I ended it with an obligatory section about how in the end, no matter what, it’s all…

When Crazy Looks Normal.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (specifically Somatic OCD) and General Anxiety Disorder… My doctor says I have these. I take medication for them. Without those pills, what lies behind these freckles is a whole lot of messy, weepy, people-pleasing, number-counting, breath-holding CRAY. #crazytown   This diagnosis is fairly recent so I’m actually not super familiar with these terms…

5 Things I’ve Learned As Mother Of Four

So remember back when I just kind of…disappeared?? #sorryaboutthat The thing is, I was pregnant. And then I had my baby. (( Birth story in the works, you impatient whiners… )) And suddenly I became a whole new person. I used to be a Mom to THREE…and then…I morphed into this new version of myself….

Back – For Good.

Alright, alright…enough already… #iheardyou I’M BACK. Sheesh…can you leave me alone now?? #actually #dontdothat *** It’s been awhile, I know. It wasn’t my fault, though…OKAY? The thing is that when I’m pregnant I’m basically the worst possible version of myself. At all times, in every.single.way. #pregnancy? #nope #morelike #pregNASTY Pregnancy isn’t kind to me. I’ve…