Take a deep breath, self.

I did not intend for that fundraising post to stay up that long. Sorry if that seemed like some passive-aggressive blogging. 😉 This has been…just…a week, ifyaknowhwhatimean. The calendar showed that LAST week was the busy one–I worked three days and had several trips to Portland I had to make, some playdates, appointments, helping atContinue reading “Take a deep breath, self.”

An unfortunate parenting coincidence

In the last month, I’ve been working myself up a bit about Carson starting kindergarten next year. I’m not usually this weepy, “oh my sweet baby is growing up so fast” type of mom, but we’ve all got it inside of us and the looming kindergarten registration is pulling up the crazy, nice and strong.Continue reading “An unfortunate parenting coincidence”

Part 2 of maybe I haven’t screwed them up beyond hope

I wrote this on Facebook, but for those of you who don’t have a FB account or don’t check it, I will repost here. Plus, after The Lockout, I feel like I need to tell some positive stories about Mr. C. On Sunday night we were watching America’s Funniest Home Videos with Carson, and duringContinue reading “Part 2 of maybe I haven’t screwed them up beyond hope”

Why I busted out the Ugly Cry on Christmas morning

There’s nothing like a really, really good Christmas morning surprise. You’ve been a part of one, haven’t you? Either on the giving or the receiving end–both are just a ball of giddy excitement. Well, I was on the “opening” end this year and I still have goose-bumps.*See, with our families, we usually exchange gifts aroundContinue reading “Why I busted out the Ugly Cry on Christmas morning”