Sunday, March 30, 2014

Making a medical binder.

What is that one thing (not alive of course) that you would grab if your house was on fire? Mine used to be photo it is this:

Friday, March 28, 2014

Guest Post: Maternity Leave Personal Records

Liesa is a mother of two energetic boys as well as a new baby girl.  She is a high school math teacher in Columbus, Ohio where her husband is completing his Ph.D.


I’m a runner and so, life is measured a string of PR’s (personal records).  Since I wont be setting any super awesome race times while home on maternity leave with my beautiful daughter, I need to measure PR’s in a new way.  So here goes:

Monday, March 24, 2014

The please can I please have a shower puzzle

I need a shower. It is how I wake up. It is my five minutes of not touching anyone. It is warm and therapeutic on my aching back that is not used to carrying around these giant milky boobies. I am routinely covered in someone else's pee, or vomit. I sweat profusely at random times cause I have post partum hot flashes. I likely do not smell very nice. I NEED a shower.

The boys don't give a crap. Or actually they do...often, so when everyone is finally fed, and cleanish and happyish. I run to the shower. Only to be called back, naked, to deal with...something. So I made a puzzle. Something new and novel to occupy my 3year old so he would not ask for something for a minute or two, maybe.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Guest Post: I used to be the Perfect Parent

I was the perfect parent.  Seriously, I was stellar.  I knew exactly what to do in every single situation life could possibly throw at me.  And then I actually had a child.

Friday, March 14, 2014


While Jen is recovering from the birth of her second son (and learning to sleep again!) we'll be hosting some guest posts.  I've gathered insight from women that I know and love from around the country.  In the process I've realized how extremely fortunate I am to have so many women in my support network, so many points of view, ideas, and resources to draw from.  Collecting these posts was an experience that reminded me why we started this blog in the first place - sharing makes things better!  Our joys can be multiplied, our insight offered (sometimes boldly, and sometimes hesitantly because, you know, your way just might be better and no one is judging here....), and our more difficult moments offered up and made lighter.

Thanks for reading!