This Is 30

This is 30

I turned 30 on Friday. I expected to wake up and feel something — wiser? More refined? More maternal? Spoiler alert: I didn’t feel any of those things. I felt the same, yet somehow different. I’ve been in my 20’s for quite awhile now, as you can imagine. A decade has passed both entirely too quickly and […]

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I’m Sorry I Was Late Today

Chaotic Life with Kids

I’m sorry I was late today. I had every intention of being on time, but the best laid plans often go to shit when there’s a baby and toddler involved. I’m not sure if you know this, but I’m still pumping for my eleven-month-old. I say ‘pumping’ because he never latched very well. It was really important […]

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6 Raw Truths of Parenting Kids with a Larger Age Gap

Siblings with Larger Age Gap

My 12-year-old daughter Hayley was not exactly planned. We were pretty young parents and hadn’t even finished growing up yet, ourselves. Subsequently, we had much that we wanted to accomplish before expanding our family. When she was about eight, the baby fever set in – right when I was in the midst of graduate school. Her baby brother Colin was born […]

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