How I…Am Selecting an Elementary School for My Child

Before we moved, we lived in what felt like the suburbs of the suburbs. It was a quiet area, but had plenty for us to do. Actually, we loved living there. We had our son's entire educational career planned out. Then we moved to a bustling metropolis. L.A. is huge and sprawling to the point … Continue reading How I…Am Selecting an Elementary School for My Child

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My Mom Truths

Over the past couple of months, I've been thinking about the direction I want my blog to take. I loved doing what I was doing last year, but not when it comes to my motherhood posts. Sometimes I would write a post and then worry so much about it that it would never get posted. … Continue reading My Mom Truths

My Late Preterm Babies

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. I debated for a while about whether I should write about my premature babies because, even though they were born early, they are far from the tiny babies born at twenty-something weeks who had to spend weeks to months in the NICU and face a lifetime of health, emotional, and … Continue reading My Late Preterm Babies

Wishes Granted are Bittersweet

In a few short days, we're moving. In the grand scheme of things, it's not a long move. Throughout our relationship, my husband and I have moved so often we're kind of masters at it. Within a 4 year span, we managed to live in three different states. During our son's first year of life, … Continue reading Wishes Granted are Bittersweet

NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Part 20

"And you," Allison responded, trying to use as few words as possible. Alyssum's eyes darted around the immobile group. Quickly, she smiled brightly and clapped her hands before the widespread stillness could become awkward. "Come. Let us take our seats." Landick, Talone, and Jonathan shuffled themselves around so that Allison sat opposite the sorceress and … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Part 20

The Intersection of Toddler Mom, NaNoWriMo, and Moving is Exhaustion

I'm exhausted. I don't think I can hang on for 10 more days. Actually, I'm surprised I made it this far. Going into November, I knew it was going to be tough. We're moving at the end of the month and I had decided to do NaNo all while raising 2 toddlers. Even though I … Continue reading The Intersection of Toddler Mom, NaNoWriMo, and Moving is Exhaustion

NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 15

The dining hall was full, but Daniel didn't worry about having to find a seat for supper. He was disgruntled, having been looking forward to having supper with the palace guards, but Landick's order had been firm: the prince expected the younger prince's presence at supper. With a plate towering with smoked meats, fish, bread, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 15