Pushing

The countdown has begun: C will be three in only about two and a half weeks.Sometimes I look through the archives of my blog to revisit all the things we’ve been through together.I remember when I saw her shimmy-shake across the screen for the very first time....more

Threading the Needle

This evening I was in C’s room with my sewing box. She has a pile of clothes that have needed to be mended for awhile, and since I was off work today because of the snow we got last night, I figured today was the day that I would finally get to this task. ...more

It's Not About the Dress

My office is like your office. We were talking about The Dress on Friday.(No matter how you look at it, it’s still just a dress.)...more

Seven Valentines That Will Get You in the Mood for Love

Ahhhhh, can you feel it? Love is in the air.Or perhaps that is the sickly sweet smell of grapes that your child left behind the sofa three weeks ago.….…….OK, that’s totally what it was.Moving on. Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and if you’re anything like me, you want to celebrate your sweetie in a way that befits your one-of-a-kind love affair. I have created some Valentines to help you do just that.Enjoy....more

Your Toddler Doesn't Care If You're on Your Period

  Of all the character traits that don’t serve me well as a parent, my reluctance to take myself less seriously is probably the worst....more
IAMTHEMILK Blog Awwww, thank you! I am so bad about telling C to "respect" me too, and this is ...more

Parenthood: It Doesn't Get Easier

There is this interesting phenomena that occurs about six months into your stint as a parent....more
I love this! Nothing is ever easy, and when it comes to parenting everyone wants to claim the "I ...more

How New Years Resolutions Are Like Mammograms and Other Profound Observations

So I did some math this morning. Don't worry; I didn't sprain my brain too badly. I got out the ol' abacus AKA my fingers and determined that since it is now 2015 and I graduated from high school at the age of 18 in 2000, I have now been an adult for 15 years.Fifteen years. That's like a quarter of the shelf life of a box of Twinkies. My life and Twinkies are passing by before my very eyes....more

Why I'm Giving My Daughter Presence This Christmas

 “Mommy, put your phone down. Pway with me.”Those were the words that made me reassess who I am to my daughter....more

Take Your Turkey and Stuff It: Four Thanksgiving Foods That Should Be Banned

Here we find ourselves once again at the season of Thanksgiving. This week, we’ll travel to be with friends and family, count our blessings, watch football, and possibly most importantly, sit down at a table and eat a truly ungodly amount of food.Let’s talk about that food for a sec. Kaythanx.I’m risking being called out as the worst American since Benedict Arnold for the declaration I’m about to make, but blog traffic is always down around the holidays, so what they hay: I effing hate Thanksgiving food....more

Writing As Therapy

I know I said a couple weeks ago that I would be posting about cartoons on Mondays during November, but my heart’s not there today. Sorry, everyone who was looking forward to hearing me talk about the Bubble Guppies. Please accept this GIF of Wednesday Addams dancing as a token of my contrition....more