Category: Mommy time

New home office reveal!

This past fall I decided it was time for a major change in our house. I work from home, so I was spending 40-plus hours a week crammed into a tiny nine-by-nine home office in the basement. I’d organized it as well as I could,…

Fighting for good mental health in (UGH) January

The Christmas season has its own set of stresses and depressing points days weeks, but sometimes January can kick you in the crotch, too. Judging from (A) my social media feeds, and (B) the real-life humans I interact with (mostly at the school bus…

Why (and how) I bring my kids to my Zumba classes

I sit through taekwondo and ballet every week for them, so why shouldn’t they come to Zumba with me? Shouldn’t Mom get a turn to exercise to keep her body healthy, too?

Finding the time (for me)

There wasn’t time in my schedule to think, to plan, to daydream. Every minute of the day was scheduled for maximum efficiency. The only time ideas trickled into my thoughts was when I was trying to sleep, and I’d force myself to clear my…

The early riser(s)

About a million years ago (or like 5-6 years ago), I used to get up really early so I could have an hour or two to work on my novel before working my “day job.” I thought I was being mega-disciplined and it felt…

Saying yes to new traditions

In keeping with our new tradition of not getting each other giftcards — or any physical gifts at all — for our birthdays, Best Friend and I met today for one of our new and totally awesome birthday lunches. It was wonderful. I think…

When introverts have children …

I think the biggest challenge for me, as a parent, is the fact that I spent so much of my pre-kid life … all alone. As a kid, I spent most afternoons alone in my bedroom, playing Barbies and listening to Salt-N-Pepa (coolest kid…

State of the Weight (Watchers)

I know, I know, it’s been tooooo long since I’ve blogged about my Weight Watchers adventures, so here is a quick re-cap: I lost 23.5 lbs in the first six weeks after C was born (before joining the program) I’ve been on Weight Watchers…

The best day

Yesterday was my 29th birthday — hmmm, had better update the blog’s sidebar description to reflect that! — and it was pretty darn amazing. It felt like the best birthday I’ve had in ages, and I think that is because of several reasons: I…

Before I go to sleep …

You guys, I am committing the ultimate Mommy crime right now. I am not sleeping — or even trying to sleep — while the baby is sleeping. Just now, I got out of bed and crept to the laptop to write this post. I…

One is the loneliest most rare number

Since having our second baby, I have realized my (already very limited) alone time is now practically non-existent. Therefore, I present to you a list of my current favourite places to be: Showering. Sure, the baby is usually in her carseat right there, on…

How to keep a clean house (without running yourself ragged during nap-time)

I don’t vacuum during nap-time.I also don’t fold laundry.Or wash dishes.And you don’t need to, either. Let me back up. When Baby Boy was about five months old, I was visited by a friend and their baby (who is a bit younger than Baby Boy)….