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Category Archives: having It All

Jun
10

CARING: a new web series about parenting small children. Watch, cry with relief, repeat.

  If you are like me, and you’re a mom, you’re probably a) wearing yoga pants that have never seen the inside of a yoga studio and probably never will b) yelling at somebody shorter than you and/or c) eating an entire block of cheese one-handed, like a burrito. Okay, so maybe that’s just me. But the thing is, I’m pretty sure it’s NOT just me. Motherhood has been both

Jun
18

Two kids are (possibly/sometimes/intermittently) more fun than one.

Since I haven’t written a new post in approximately 100 months, you are likely all thinking that after I had a second child, I realized I just wasn’t cut out for motherhood and had to shut down all essential operations that weren’t directly related to feeding, bathing, napping, and wiping my little ones. Well, you would be 87 percent correct. (The one category you missed, which comprises the other 13

Jan
23

Having a second kid is like having all the kids.

Obviously you’ve heard it before. It’s the refrain of parents of more than one child, and it’s so cliched at this point that you and your big, pregnant belly cringe every time you encounter it: “Once you have that second kid, you’ll never have any free time ever again.”* “Free time?” you scoff. “Please. Like I have any free time now!” But oh, yes, you do. You don’t realize it,

Jul
15

One kid + one kid equals…?

So we’re about to (and when I say about to, I mean in four months, not tomorrow, for God’s sake don’t rush me!) embark on becoming a family of four. We will officially go from being one of those families where the parents outnumber the child to one of those families that’s screwed. Okay, I’m kidding about the screwed part, obviously! (Geez). We’re totally psyched for baby #2. But before

Sep
20

Have you written that novel yet? Day Two

It’s Day Two of my Writing Diet, and this new “hold myself accountable” thing, well, it’s WORKING… so far. I wrote words yesterday, and maybe they were crap words, but they were words. Today? More words. But most importantly, I’m teaching myself to prioritize. SO WHAT if there are dishes in the sink or beds to be made. There will always be (sadly) chores left undone, crystallized peanut butter spoons on