12 Things That Really Matter In My Life

I don’t care what religion you are; I care how kind you are to others. I don’t care how much money you have; I care how generous you are with what you’ve got. I don’t care how many friends you have; I care that you will stand up for them when others put them down. I don’t care how many likes you have on the posts you share; I care…

A Bittersweet Farewell To Nursing… Or Not

I’ve been weaning Kyen from nursing, and was prepared for this morning’s nursing to be the last one. But tonight as I read Mav a goodnight story, I hear Kyen crying from his room though he is supposed to be asleep. It’s a soft cry, not like his blood-curdling scream that he’s known for. It lands square in the center of my heart. I interpret his cry to be an…

Surviving (Barely) A Night With My Two Little Boys

5:57pm. Time to get ready for battle. Hair goes into a ponytail. I pee because I have no idea when I will have the chance again. Phone in the back pocket for emergency FaceTime calls. I’m ready. With a 23-pound baby in one arm, I use the other to carry a motorized toddler car, a monster truck, handfuls of leaves. I get hit in the head with a rake and dodge a…

Figuring Out How To Take Better Care Of Myself

Being a mom with two babies at home has been hard for me. Since Kyen was born I haven’t reconnected to my self. Trying to balance it all, I’ve kicked ass at my job and being a mom, done ok at being a friend/daughter/sister, but I’ve been pretty shitty at being a wife and taking care of myself. My husband has gotten what patience and love is left over at…

The Four Books That Changed My Life In 2016

95% of the books I read are nonfiction. Likewise, 95% of my “reading” is actually listening on Audible given the current sleep-deprived state of my life. Here are my faves I “read” in 2016: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – This book IS changing my life. Marie Kondo’s simple premise is that if you hold something in your hand and it doesn’t give you joy, donate/toss it. I’m still…