Tips for Escaping the DMV Unscathed

I have this theory that the DMV is really the tenth circle of hell. I have never gotten out of there in less than three hours. While I wait in those plush plastic chairs, I spend all of my time perseverating over the essential document list in my head, terrified I forgot something that wasn’tContinue reading “Tips for Escaping the DMV Unscathed”

Is It Really Impossible?

Our bodies are amazing. Our ability to adapt always surprises me, and I’ve found that moments of adaptation are the building blocks of growth. Recently Yev and I received a very expensive electricity bill, almost three times what it should be in the summer. And we were shocked. We had done our best to beContinue reading “Is It Really Impossible?”

Enjoy Today and Leave Tomorrow Alone

Today is a day where smiling and breathing come easy. I’ve had a very rough time with my toddlers for about a year, and the closer they get to three, the more I’m loving being a mom. They’re beginning to listen a little better, which means we can do more things. They’re finally learning thatContinue reading “Enjoy Today and Leave Tomorrow Alone”

Broken Phone, Better Life?

Have you ever lost or broke your phone? It’s jarring. During The Desitin Disaster, I dropped my phone in the bathtub while taking pictures because I obviously had to document the moment. So my phone has been intermittently reliable. Which means, it doesn’t work when I really need it to, of course. I thought thatContinue reading “Broken Phone, Better Life?”

The Vitamin B Shot

In the craze of motherhood, my mom offered to schedule me a vitamin B shot. I am always tired, so I immediately said, “Sure! I’ll try anything.” Unfortunately, I completely forgot about my blood-injury-injection phobia until right before the appointment. My mom had worked really hard to find me an appointment that worked with myContinue reading “The Vitamin B Shot”

Fill Yourself Up

Sometimes I wonder what it would feel like if the house was quiet during daylight hours. Can you imagine it? No screaming. No messes. Just you and a book, a meal, a favorite past-time. As much as I yearn for a few calm moments, I know I would miss the crazy as soon as itContinue reading “Fill Yourself Up”

The Desitin Disaster

This morning’s Desitin Disaster reminded me of the Poopocalypse, and although it was less disgusting, it was infinitely more difficult to clean up. I can barely clean Desitin off of my hands after using it properly, but this morning’s debacle has left us smelling like Desitin, despite multiples baths and showers. These stories begin asContinue reading “The Desitin Disaster”

When Mama Feels Sick

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have not been feeling well, and I find it’s incredibly difficult to shake an illness as a mom. We are already severely sleep deprived, under nourished, and lacking in adequate time for self-care. Once infected, we struggle to fight the additional internal battle.  I feel like I’ve beenContinue reading “When Mama Feels Sick”

Christmas on my Mind

I know I’m WAY too early, but I’m already really excited about Christmas. And it’s not because of pumpkin spice. I mean, I LOVE pumpkin everything, but it can be hard to find gluten-free options that are yummy.  I’m excited because I feel like the girls are finally getting old enough to do fun activitiesContinue reading “Christmas on my Mind”

5 Ways to Keep Calm in the Heat

With summer comes the heat waves, and I’m sure you’re thinking of ways to beat the heat. But there are plenty of posts about that: sit in a pool, use fans, drink cold beverages. What I want to talk about is how to maintain your relationships in the heat. If you’re anything like my family,Continue reading “5 Ways to Keep Calm in the Heat”