a haiku (that’s right, a haiku)

There are piles of cotton everywhere in my house. Fuzzy blankets and squishy stuffed animals and bright mini socks and baskets of laundry and and and. It’s everywhere. It’s adorable and it drives me crazy. It’s so sweet and Little Miss loves it hugs it and names it George… and it drives me crazy. And […]

guest post @ victoria mom: motherhood is a zoo- mom friends help

I have a guest post over at Victoria Mom. Whoop! If you feel so inclined, please check ‘er out! Excerpt: There are many aspects to being a mom that didn’t occur to me while I was pregnant. I didn’t think about how my suddenly thinning hair would end up in a permanent ponytail for months […]

on the move

She can do it HERSELF y’all. Age: 14 months

my baby, my teacher: #4 anything is always possible

It has occurred to me that Little Miss is going to teach me far more in her lifetime than I will ever teach her. She was teaching me before she was even born… so I thought I would start writing down the gems I’m learning in the hopes I’ll remember all the things to thank […]

the roses with grandma

Stopping to smell the roses with Grandma. This was right after my brother’s graduation. He has a PhD. He’s a Molecular Pathologist (I might be bragging a bit). Little Miss was a rock star during the ceremony. She chattered during the President’s speech and entertained the family sitting behind us with her antics. This could […]

workin’ out

Just taking a rest between sets. Age: 13 1/2 months

in hiding

Kayloo hiding from the baby. Kayloo has always loved her crate, but now she LOVES her crate. She loves Little Miss as well (mostly because she is usually covered in food)… but I think her crate is a little piece of protected heaven.


She is a helpful little monkey. I remember when I was a kid begrudgingly sitting beside our huge box of a TV changing the channels for my parents. I was a human channel changer on these occasions. I was not pleased. You’d think they made me sit there for hours they way I carried on: click… […]

stark raving you say?

This bottle of Stark Raving Red is just lovely. NOT as lovely as the next bottle of red I’m going to post (it is Lovely, capital Hello) but for around $14 very decent (this Jennifer nails it). The guy on the label kind of looks like Tom Cruise, doesn’t it? Do with that what you […]

mother’s day: the magic the mundane

My second Mother’s Day. The 2012 Mother’s Day picture makes me smile. I’m smiling but my chest was killing me and I was afraid she was going to start screaming her head off at any second. But I wanted the picture so I soldiered on. I am not a trooper as a general rule but […]