Ways I’ve Changed Since Becoming a Mother

Next week, I will have been a mother for 4 years. The best 4 years of my life have transformed me in ways I've never imagined, here are a few of the more memorable ways: Sleep. I never appreciated sleep before becoming a mother. I could now bury my head under my pillow and sleep for days if my kids wouldn't rip the covers off me and demand chocolate milk and an iPad. I wish I could time Continue Reading

My Friend Heather

The first time I met Heather (aka Housewife Heather) is a memory that always makes me laugh. It was spring of 2010 and I joined my friend Beth Ann and her friend (Heather) for a walk along the bike path where Beth lived. Jackson was about 6 months old and I was still out of shape. Nevertheless, I had packed up my BOB jogging stroller to join them on their walk. After we walked for an eternity Continue Reading

Thankful Thursday

It's funny how some weeks start out rough. Mondays feel like, well, Mondays. Then by Thursday things can look much more "up." This week has been a wonderful reminder that people are good. Here is my list for this week: Girlfriends that are always up for a Rhody Mamas play date at Biomes Marine Biology Center (Jackson's favorite was the puffer fish) One of my oldest "Mom friends," Vicky. Continue Reading

I’m here…


Sorry I've been missing, but I'm here. Exhausted and fighting a cold but here. Last weekend was a tough one emotionally. One of my dearest friends (who lost her husband last August) moved back to Florida. She's been living with family in Seattle & Florida for the past 7 months, but packing up her house took more of a toll than I expected. The finality of it hits you like a ton of bricks when Continue Reading

Thankful Thursday

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Good morning! Has this week flown by for you like it has me? Before children, it felt like forever to get to the end of a work week. After children, I swear I just blink and the week is over. Maybe it's just because I want to pause my life right now and savor every moment. I found this quote on Pinterest and love it: "The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." Here's Continue Reading

Blogging Balancing Act

The weird thing about blogging is that it is both a blessing and a curse. It's a blessing because I've met some of my dearest friends via my blog but is also a curse. It's a curse because I'm always balancing on a thin tight rope of "is this going to offend someone I care about" or  "is this going to embarrass my children someday" or "OMG, I can barely take a shower and feed my kids, how will I Continue Reading

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday

Good morning! I hope you're having a wonderful week. I always feel like the week has flown by when Thursday comes around and it is time to write down my gratitude. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day and get to spend with the people you love! This week I am thankful for: iPhones that allow me to FaceTime friends and family across the country. Seeing Jackson talk to his oldest Continue Reading

Making Dad’s Birthday Special: for $10 or less

Birthdays are a big deal in my husband's family. Everyone calls with birthday wishes and Happy Birthday is sung before the Polish song, Sto lat. I love that they have so many traditions that make every birthday special and I would like to have some of our own traditions. We started one for my husband's birthday last week. At 3 years old, Jackson understands birthdays and anyone who has a Continue Reading

We got our sillies out at YO GABBA GABBA LIVE!

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Jackson is still dancing, 4 hours after the show ended. We saw Yo Gabba Gabba Live in Boston at the Orpheum Theater today and simply put: had a BLAST. As soon as the kids saw DJ Lance Rock come on stage, they were dancing in the aisles (or in Sidney's case, in my lap). We happened to sit behind my friend Kameron from MyWrinkleInTime.com and our kids became fast friends. Jackson had a new Continue Reading