[Note: I will not be using the pink background next time. That was a bad choice. Gonna stick with my white tablecloth. 😉 ] ipsy January 2016 Glam Bag Product: Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil, 1oz bottle Retail Value: $15.99 for a 6oz bottle (Target) First Impression: I have used BB in the past (one of their chapsticks), so I… Continue reading ipsy January 2016 Glam Bag: Review
Sometime during the fall of last year, I read something that really upset me. I was in the middle of some struggle—teething, or bad anxiety, or feeling like I’d messed something up or something wasn’t going right, just…something. As I often do in times of high emotion, I opened a new post screen and wrote out a… Continue reading Rainbows & Unicorns: We Are Not Superheroes…
Back in December, I had a moment of panic. By moment, I mean a month…and by panic, I mean a swirling pit of denial and anxiety and fear. I wrote a post about my cousin needing to step down as my nanny and having to turn to daycare for my son before he was a… Continue reading Lucky: A Post on Childcare
Okay, yes, I realize I might be jumping the gun a bit. This past Friday and today have been the first and second “real” snowstorms Massachusetts has had this season (whereas I think we were on our third storm by this time last year, during Snowpocalypse 2015, as documented by me here and here). But… Continue reading Snowpocalypse 2016
I’ve got another post up on the Rainbows & Unicorns blog! I hope you guys like it… Parenting after loss and/or infertility isn’t a constant. It’s an amorphous state of being—impossible to define, endlessly changing, constantly blindsiding you. I’ve had to come to terms with the idea that maybe what didn’t trigger me before, might… Continue reading Rainbows & Unicorns: Flip of a Switch
(This is the second half of my post about Joey’s first Christmas. It ran a little long, so I broke it up into two separate posts. Read the first part here! Again, apologies for length. And for the abundance of photos. Also, sorry for the lateness. This was supposed to be done a week ago. But… Continue reading Although It’s Been Said, Many Times, Many Ways…
I’ll start this off by saying my son’s first Christmas was lovely, magical, emotional, stressful, silly, rushed, exciting, overwhelming, exhausting, fulfilling, and perfect in all its imperfection. I meant to write this post before Christmas, but ran out of time and energy. I’m glad I waited until after the holiday because now I have a different perspective.… Continue reading Where Are You, Christmas?