On the first night home from the hospital with our newborn son my husband and I looked at each other and said, “Now what?” Everything we once knew had been erased, and the meaning of “us” had been transformed. Evenings of romantic dinners, sleeping in on weekends, vacations planned solely around the best nightlife all […]
Author Archive | Kristin R.
Let’s be real for a second. Husbands are great. We need them as our companions, partners and Netflix-watching comrades. Moms, sisters, aunts, mothers-in-law, they are all invaluable resources and sounding boards. Coworkers can be like extended family. But girlfriends, more specifically “mom friends,” are our lifelines. Life is sweeter with mom friends. Sure, friendships existed […]
Terrible Twos. What a gross exaggeration, much like “sleep like a baby.” Those responsible for coining the phrases were either delusional or drunk. Babies do not sleep, at least mine do not. And the twos are not all that terrible. They were actually pretty fun. It was noticeably easier than caring for an infant or one-year-old. […]
Cancer. This six letter curse word is all too increasingly finding its way in to the homes of loved ones, friends and acquaintances. We see the “Rally for…(insert name of child, mother, brother, sister, father here)” Facebook pages, lending support to someone facing the (literal) battle of their life. We scroll through the pages, we […]
Fact: Toys are expensive. If it is marketed for a baby, toddler, or child you can count on it being overpriced. And if it’s licensed, forget about it! Not to mention the said toys have a shelf life of about 7 ½ minutes before they become decidedly boring to the aforementioned baby, toddler or child, […]
When newly pregnant, the first sign of the belly “popping” is an exciting confirmation that our life will never be the same. The squishy, dirty, little secret our girlfriends neglect to divulge is that same belly will be around for a while, well after the sweet little nugget is in our arms. There in lies […]
Dear Sons, In the three short years I have been a mom, our country has seen some tumultuous times. Tragedies like Newtown and Ferguson, the Jewish community shootings, and most recently in Charleston, have been troubling and heartbreaking to watch and reflect upon. Heated debates over marriage equality, racial injustice, income inequality, and even a […]