The Validation that Matters Most

I recently put on a pair of leggings because of how they made me feel, not because of how they made me look. The vibrant colors made me happy, but the patterns definitely did not make me thinner. This was a turning point for me where the goal of the day was not to lookContinue reading “The Validation that Matters Most”

Feeling Sexy Impacts Sex

I’ve been feeling pretty uncomfortable in my body lately, and this impacts so many facets of my life. I’m struggling to sleep because much of my body hurts. My body moves differently after having children and losing weight. I exist differently within my body, and I don’t recognize myself. And this all affects sex. HowContinue reading “Feeling Sexy Impacts Sex”

The Maid of Honor

Being a maid of honor is not for sissies. I have been bestowed the honor for my soon-to-be sister in law’s upcoming wedding. We have spent countless hours planning the wedding, creating the guest list, locking in vendors. Now we’re finalizing the details. If you think wrangling kids is hard, try wrangling 150 wedding guestContinue reading “The Maid of Honor”

“Oh! I need towel!”

There are traits we want our children to inherit, and there are others that make us want to bang our heads against the wall. Yev and I love seeing intelligence in our children’s eyes and tenacity in their actions. Their mischievousness though, that’s a struggle! Yev laughs it off and often mutters something about, “Karma,”Continue reading ““Oh! I need towel!””

The Pressure of Being Mom

I’ve found that one of the hardest parts of being Mom is the pressure to always figure it out. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t the go-to for all answers.┬áSometimes I wish I could just hand my screaming child over to someone else to put to sleep. Why does Mom have to be the one toContinue reading “The Pressure of Being Mom”

$5 Fridays

What do you think of when you hear $5 Friday? Some of you are thinking $5 pizzas, $5 tequila shots, $5 appetizers, $5 glasses of wine. Anything and everything to do with Happy Hour right?? Well for a mom of three under three, $5 Friday means $5 art night! That’s right, last night we hadContinue reading “$5 Fridays”

A Little Macaroni in My Tea

I very rarely drink tea anymore because if I can’t drink it hot, it’s not worth it. And trying to drink tea with lots of little hands grabbing at it kind of takes away from the tranquil experience. So I usually just save the tea for Saturday mornings when I’m kid free, but this morningContinue reading “A Little Macaroni in My Tea”

Through My Daughters’ Eyes

My daughter looked at me today, with her crystal blue eyes. She looked at me with such awe and admiration and love. It absolutely stilled me. I found myself wishing I could see myself through her eyes. I felt frumpy with formula on my skirt, spit up on my shirt, glasses on my face, andContinue reading “Through My Daughters’ Eyes”