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Confessions from a Really Real Housewife, Stepmom & Baby Mama

{Photo credit: Jill Kari Photography} Mama Said In the beginning when I first got pregnant, as planned, on the first try, I thought I knew it all. I was clearly already on track for a perfect pregnancy to raise a perfect child and be my child’s perfect mother. I wrote in a journal about it everyday. […]

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Where You Invest Your Love: Valentine’s Tea

Truthfully, I had every intention to write about streamers and recipes and throwing the perfect Valentine’s party. And maybe another day I will. But for today, life feels all too fleeting. And my heart is stirring with this line from Mumford and Sons as I plan our fifth annual mother-daughter Valentine’s tea: “where you invest […]

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The Real Multiples Milestones

Milestones.  Rolling Over.  Crawling.  Walking.  Talking.  Firsts.  The feeling of pure joy when your baby coos for the first time.  The elation of being the recipient of your baby’s first smile.  The excitement “We have a walker!”  These are precious memories to be recorded and not forgotten.  I have an entry in my iPhone notes dedicated […]

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Poopy Pants and Popsicles: Maternity Leave 2.0

Hours of mindless Netflix binges and newborn snuggles filled most of my maternity leave days with baby number one. Of course there were the sleepless nights, the rude awakening that is the adjustment to parenthood, and all of those “fun” body changes, but those are thankfully clouded over and I’m left with the sweet, quiet […]

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