I was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy right after Lady Bug was born. So, on top of having a fussy newborn, I had a jacked up face, and everything that goes along with that. It ended up being a hard year. I've always thought the worse an experience, the better fodder it is for your writing. … Continue reading Face Value
“You need to come here and get a break. Everything is optional. You could just sit in your room the whole time if you wanted to. There’s a hot tub and a sauna there.” The prospect of a hot tub was tempting. My dear college friend lives and works at the Shoshoni yoga ashram, which is … Continue reading The Perfect (re)Treat
Each year, Dan and I take turns planning our anniversary. Last year it was his turn to plan, which was good, considering I was four days postpartum and in no position to plan... anything. We did it lower than low key, at home, while my mom took Sweet Pea out to dinner. We were “alone” … Continue reading A Happy Anniversary
I was all set to sit down at my computer during this Very Special Time and write a blog post about Hannukah. The Very Special Time of which I speak the Haley's comet of my week when both of my girls are napping at the same time. Not just in their rooms at the same … Continue reading I’m on Huffington Post!
I know one thing about babies: They are mysterious. I learned this when my two-year-old was a baby, but I buried this nugget of truth in the recesses of my brain, which is disorganized to begin with. I can barely remember where I put my phone. I sailed through my second pregnancy, blissfully unaware of what was … Continue reading Lies I Told Myself About Baby #2… Guest Posting at In the Powder Room!