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Mother’s Day recap.

Mother’s Day recap.

“Um….Candy, I need some help,” my husband says. Hearing these words, I realized I would probably end up cooking parts of my Mother’s Day breakfast. To be fair, he made everything aside from the poached eggs. My husband had surprised me with smoked salmon and […]

Why I had kids.

Why I had kids.

When I typed ‘why I had kids’ in the Google searchbar, I got a list of interesting results: why I wish I never had kids, I wish I aborted my kids, regret having kids, reasons why I don’t want kids, etc. None of them were […]

The most thankless job in the world.

The most thankless job in the world.

Once a week, as I’m scrubbing the shower grout with a special brush specifically for grout (being neurotic as I am I found a grout brush), I wonder if anyone notices what I’m doing, or cares. If I was gone, would the shower just mildew […]

Nothing to lose.

Nothing to lose.

I realized I hadn’t turned off the hose in the backyard. As I rounded the side of the house I saw a misty spray of water over the fence, shooting straight up towards the birdhouse in our tree. A toddler laughed gleefully. Her back was […]

Nothingness.

Nothingness.

Visiting California was a sort of test for me. I saw my nephew for the first time, my brother and his wife saw my 2nd baby for the first time. We planned trips to Napa for wine tasting, and ate tons of food. I looked […]

A good mom.

A good mom.

What constitutes being a good mom? Lately I’ve been writing about the endless chores and having no time and lack of sleep. For some reason I feel the need to make it clear that I have no issues with doing the menial tasks presented every […]

Drowning

Drowning

It’s the only way I can describe the feeling everyday. I feel like I’m drowning and sinking to the bottom. I can’t get my head above water. That everyone around me has mastered this ‘being a mother’ thing and I’m struggling. It’s not that my […]

Kids say the darndest things.

Kids say the darndest things.

Sometimes when I’m up to my neck in puke, poopy diapers, and other forms of bodily fluids and human waste, my toddler will say something funny or clever enough to make me relax and laugh again. Here are some classics: Recovering from the flu, she […]