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!

Monday, July 16, 2012


john's fashion choices rock.
on saturday, i left the house early to visit a friend. daddy and john hung out, then went grocery shopping together. by the time i came home, john was ready to go down for a nap.

as i kissed him and snuggled him to put him down, i couldn't help noticing that the clothes on the changing table were composed of the following:
  • one (1) long sleeved grey thermal teeshirt
  • one (1) pair of blue motorcycle swim trunks
  • one (1) pair of blue "ernie" shoes
  • one (1) pair of black socks
now, i know moms joke about what happens when their husbands dress the kids, but my husband generally does just fine in that department. puzzled, i walked out to the living room as john fell asleep.

"what's the deal with john's outfit?" i asked.

"oh. that's what he wanted to wear. he picked it himself."

as far as toddler-picked outfits go, it could have been far worse. but i still got a little giggle out of my little swimmer in his thermal shirt on a, 85 degree muggy day.

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but john may not have felt so good about it. the next day, i walked into the kitchen and this is what i saw:

we had a short conversation in which i assured him that a bad fashion choice was NO reason to wear a paper bag on your head. i think it was a good moment in parenting, don't you?

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