Category: Parenting

Working towards zero waste: Reuse!

I’m back with a blog about the middle “R” in the three R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. I’ve talked about how these three R’s are in order, and how the first is arguably the best. But reusing has a special place in my heart. (What kind of a nerd must I be to write that sentence?).  […]

Gone fishing

I’ve been folding your clothes and placing them neatly in your dresser drawers. Every few days, I open your side of the medicine cabinet and smell your cologne. The one I was so excited to get you because it was “all natural.” You had laughed and hugged me tight. We cleaned your garage and put […]

More with less: Simplifying life

How did I get here? One day, I went to the hospital and had a baby. The next day, they sent me home with said baby. I was completely head over heels in love with my new bundle. I would like to say I was unhealthily obsessed, but I don’t think that’s possible when it […]

What I learned when I went back to work

I remember my last boss telling me right before I had my son, Dallas, that I would need to be a working mom, that I would be bored without adult conversation and all the brain stimulation that a newborn just can’t give me. At the time, man, was he wrong. I couldn’t wait to quit […]

Traveling to Ireland with children

Two weeks in Ireland? Sweet. Doing it with a four-year-old and an 18-month-old? Not so sweet. Actually, never mind. Really. I’ll just stay home. Those were my first thoughts when a friend invited my family and me to Ireland. She and her family live on Inis Mor (pronounced Inishmore), one of the rugged Aran Islands […]