A Couple of Doodles and Real Life Experiences

Here are a couple of doodles I made this morning. Can any of you relate?   Kid songs get stuck in my head all day.   I used to think my mom was so grumpy when I took naps with her. This is what my Sunday nap was like. Now I understand. Mom, I'm sorry.

A Day in Crazy Town

My father-in-law had hernia surgery yesterday, so I have been home alone with the two kids yesterday and today so that he could have a few calm and quiet days to rest and recover. Yesterday went relatively well and was uneventful, other than the fact that the kids both refused to take an afternoon nap … Continue reading A Day in Crazy Town

Flattery Will Get You Everywhere

Yesterday evening I stayed late at work to interview a potential new associate for an open position. While waiting we were making small talk and she asked me how long I had been in my current job. I told her four years, but I had been working at the hospital in various positions for seventeen … Continue reading Flattery Will Get You Everywhere

How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: The Nighttime Edition

Don't eat supper because "it is disgusting!" And cry because you want icecream. Refuse help dressing in pajamas, then try to put them on upside down and get angry when it won't work. Insist you don't have to go pee before bed. Brush your teeth and immediately ask for a snack. Look for the one … Continue reading How to Drive Mom Crazy in 10 Easy Steps: The Nighttime Edition

Too Much to do, Too Little Time

I always keep the door to my bedroom shut. This is because my room is a mess. While, most of the time, my house is generally in order, at any given moment my bedroom is a mess. My dresser has piles of stuff on top: jewelry, photos needing placed in albums, hair ties, random junk … Continue reading Too Much to do, Too Little Time

Pass the Coffee

Holy crap. Being a mom is tiring. I knew it would be, especially once we threw another kid into the mix- but damn. Ugh, pass the coffee, I'm running out of umph. I have been trying to get my shit together, thinking, maybe if I get all their clothes ready the night before, or, maybe … Continue reading Pass the Coffee

Life With Anxiety

I have been living with anxiety for a long time. I was recently thinking about my childhood and realized that I have been dealing with anxiety for longer than I had previously thought. In elementary school my family moved to a different town and my parents divorced. I didn't fit in at school. I started … Continue reading Life With Anxiety

Does It Ever Get Easier?

Early this morning I glanced at the clock as I carried my sleeping baby from where I had been nursing him in the living room to the bedroom. Thank goodness it is only 1:30 a.m. and I can sleep for a few more hours. I'm so glad it is the weekend. Maybe the kids will … Continue reading Does It Ever Get Easier?

Mom Needs a Vacation

Mom needs a vacation. Or maybe just fifteen minutes locked alone in the quiet bathroom. I will take what I can get. It seems lately I am one step away from losing my shit. I keep waiting for that one thing each day that will send me over the edge. If you see me sitting … Continue reading Mom Needs a Vacation

Working on my Patience 

Forgive me for ranting a little.  The last couple weeks have been rough.  First trimester exhaustion has hit big time.  I am always either voraciously hungry or feel like I am going to throw up- isn't "morning" sickness great?  I have been battling a head cold and although it has mostly resolved, I still have … Continue reading Working on my Patience