In case you missed it, today is International Women’s Day and, timed accordingly by the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington, A Day Without A Woman. Women were encouraged to go on strike today from all paid and unpaid work if feasible. Many organizations recognize this isn’t possible for everyone and promoted their own… Continue reading Wearing Red
As I packed an overnight bag on Friday for my trip to Austin — a short trip both in the time it takes to get there from Dallas (three hours) and how long I was staying (24 hours) — I was trying to explain to my 2.5-year-old twin boys why I was going. “Mommy is… Continue reading I Came. I Marched. So Now What?
There is no escaping the movie trailer for Bad Moms, which opens today, if you are a mother. While others will likely enjoy the movie, it’s us moms getting tagged in “OMG, we have to see this!” posts and fielding multiple invitations to MNOs (Moms Night Out for the uninitiated). From the previews, the movie… Continue reading When Did We Become the Moms in the Movie?
The moment you find out you are going to be a parent for the first time, a natural instinct to seek out information that tells you how exactly one goes about doing that kicks in. When you find out you are having multiples, the search looks a little more… frantic. How do they all fit… Continue reading Multiples Illuminated: A Book About Moments For Anyone Expecting or Raising Multiples
Happy Earth Day! As if loving an entire planet isn’t enough, this day is extra special in my world. It’s one of those “life will now be divided into a before and after” kind of days. Exactly two years ago, on a Tuesday, I went to a 1 p.m appointment with my perinatologist. It was… Continue reading Two Years Ago
This is from my Confession Vault. We all have one of those, right? Okay good. Every Sunday morning, my husband, JB, and I take our toddler twin boys to music class. We have been doing it for a year, but I can still remember my hesitance in the first session. The class’s philosophy is very… Continue reading That Time I Did All The Judging
It took me days to hit “publish” on my first post when I re-entered the blogging world a few months ago, this time as a parent with a lot of “stuff” on my mind. I had worries I imagine are similar to other new writers: Does anyone care? Has everything already been said? Am I… Continue reading When Writing Gets Personal
Yes, I know summer officially ended over a month ago, but here in Texas, this is the first full week it has actually felt like fall, at least temperature-wise. Of course we have had the same pumpkin patch photos, seasonal-flavored lattes and gourd-decorated front porches as everyone else. But until now, most summer activities were… Continue reading Next Summer…
This post was pulled from the archives. And by “archives,” I mean I found it on the desktop of my computer from about 16 months ago when I was in the throes of life with newborn twins. I can’t remember if my hope was to start a blog right then and there or to just… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned on Maternity Leave