in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Friday, March 25, 2011


pic of the day: day 10
as soon as i figure out how to crawl, mom,
i'm coming to get that cell phone.

 there's an old saying about how you have to learn to crawl before you can walk. and there are plenty of people who will tell you that developmentally, a baby needs to crawl before walking or it can cause physical/mental development issues.

the "average" age for crawling is apparently about 8 months. the "average" age for walking is either 12 or 15 months, depending on who you ask. so you'd think that with john being 9 months and not crawling yet but showing signs of pulling up and working towards walking, i'd be concerned, right?

that's where you'd be wrong, she says, smiling. watching this kiddo develop is the coolest thing that i've ever witnessed, and it's pretty clear to me that he's doing exactly what he is supposed to do. which basically means, not-quite-crawling, and splitting his time between working on that and trying to stand up and walk. i think it's a race to see which he does first. and either one is fine with me.

meantime, i've been running laps around the house to get in shape for the chasing i'm bound to do as soon as he's mobile. he's been exercising those legs since he was in the womb, and i think his motto will probably be "fast!" (maybe he'll actually skip walking, too, and go straight to running!)

a special welcome to the world to miss kaylee rose conrad, born last night at 11:42pm eastern time. she's 7 lbs 12 oz of joy for mike and holly, and i can't wait to meet her in person. all my love to the three of you!

bonus pic
practicing pulling up on the crib.

i can't do it yet ... but just you wait!

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