Motherhood Archive

I became a mom to a little boy in April 2014. These posts detail my reflections as a mom.

toddler girl from 80s holding cabbage patch doll

6 of My Grown-up Goals

October 6, 2016

in goals. writing, personal, reflection

In two months, I’ll turn 35. It’s not a milestone age like 25 or 30 or 40. But yet, it stills feels like something. It feels like I’m really, really an adult now. And part of that is because I have a 9-to-5 job where I manage someone, a husband and a kid, in addition […]


Our Boy Turns 2

April 22, 2016

in birthdays, daily life, family, reflection

  I’ve learned over two years of motherhood that time is both your best friend and your worst enemy. It will erase all traces of the virus that has forced you to fearfully watch your baby cough out a lung as he sleeps next to you on the couch. It will eventually bring the teeth that have been […]

Glamping with Grandma: A Tale of Two Campgrounds

October 2, 2015

I’ve written before about my limited experience with camping. I’ve gone only a handful of times in my life, and they were all spread years, if not decades, apart. While I’m not necessarily a girly-girl, I’m not really a “roughing it” type either. I want to sleep on a mattress of some sort. I’d also […]

48 Hours in Chicago

June 16, 2015

in Chicago, family vacation

You can download this guide over at GPSMyCity for the next time you visit Chicago! I love short trips. They give you just enough time to get a taste of a place by forcing you to highlight what you really want to do and see in your short window of time. Short jaunts are perfect […]