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Well, snow came and gone this weekend. Like a woman in labor, it began its descent in the early hours of Saturday morning, when we were all asleep, and we woke up to almost a feet of snow. So, what's a mom to do but take her kids outside for fun in the snow? Unfortunately, … Continue reading Snow day 2019
This afternoon, I was intrigued by what I saw in a New York Times newsletter. It said, "Consciously or not, many parents either replicate or rebel against their own upbringing." This pretty much sums my up entire childhood and how I feel as an adult, as a parent of two kids. I am a rebel, … Continue reading On parenting and religion
Last weekend, I stepped out into the cold and took some photos of my alma mater before they tear it down in March for a major renovation project. This is a big project that ironically the company that I currently work for is working on, and it's going to change many lives. So I wanted … Continue reading Madison High School
Last weekend was full of rain, indoor play, gluten, and more gluten! In case you're wondering--yes, there was a lot of baking! Prepping croissant rolls. It was my second time making them EVER. Waiting... And they turned out great!! Pretty proud of myself James's room Morning coffee The living room, before the kids came out … Continue reading Weekend in review: January 19-20
I'm sitting here sipping my afternoon cup of coffee after having put my son James down for a nap. Normally, he lays in his crib and babbles on for an eternity, sometimes as long as an hour and a half, before falling asleep. But today, he is surprisingly quiet right after I put him down. … Continue reading Life with two
It's almost tax season, so I thought I'd share this story from the archives of my memory. Even though it occurred a decade ago, the memory is still as fresh in my mind as anything. It's early February of 2009. I'm a 23-year-old newlywed getting ready for one of the most exciting things (to me, … Continue reading A rude (and taxing) awakening