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!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

i swear he put himself in there

how my child entertains himself. i promise it wasn't locked.
last night was one of the funniest nights we've ever spent with john. i'm not sure what it is, but he had more energy than i have ever seen, and he was running. nonstop running. ok, he did stop running, but only to spin until he was too dizzy, then fall down.

then he got back up to run some more.

and he has a stuffy nose, so he was panting the whole time like the little puppy dog he is.

did i mention that most of that time, he was naked but for his diaper?

i have never laughed so hard. no wonder he is so damn skinny and sleeps so well at night.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


from the grin on his face, you'd never know
he hasn't figured out how to move forward.

only backward. which makes mommy laugh.
i am truly baffled sometimes at the development of this little human being who lives in our house with us. and even more baffling is that there are thousands - millions - of little human beings like him, all over the world, becoming their own people, every day.

this morning, john was in a fabulous mood. when his daddy changed his first diaper of the day, he decided to hang out and be naked on the changing table. then he picked up his sneakers, looked at daddy, and said, "shoes?"

seriously. my kid is talking. how did that happen?

but the best part of the morning was him riding around on his little scooter bike while i got ready. he has figured out how to climb onto it, and he loves to ride it around ... but he can't propel himself forward. so he rides BACKWARDS around the house. bumps into walls. laughs. gets off, turns it around, and backs across the room again.

it is physically impossible to be in a bad mood when that is the backdrop for your morning.