My news feed has been filled with things about “Self-Care” lately. Now, admittedly I’m not the most open-minded person I know. But, it just seemed so ridiculous for a new mom to concern herself with any sort of “Self-Care”. “How selfish”, I thought. We had a rough week last week with the baby being sick. It’s totally thrown his whole sleeping schedule out of whack. … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
This is our view from Nikola’s room at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Our baby was admitted this past Thursday because of a mysterious fever, rash, fussiness combo. Since becoming a mom I have googled everything under the sun related to babies, but this one was too scary. Their initial concern was Bacterial Meningitis. It takes 48 hours for the results from the spinal tap to come … Continue reading THE CRYING HANGOVER
I’m pregnant. After 2 years and 11 months of trying, my husband and I finally got a positive pregnancy test. We spent a lot of money on sticks that I had to pee on, went to doctors, had fertility tests (all came back fine), and even tried in vitro. All with no luck. But, as of 2 days ago, we are 17 weeks pregnant. We … Continue reading Pregnancy and the accompanying anecdotes.
One year ago. A look back at the last 365 days. Continue reading One Year Ago
A post about perceptions. Continue reading It’s a fine line between fearlessness and belligerence.
I did something a little wacky. I submitted an article for publication in Brevity Magazine. Now that I’m thinking about it, I don’t know what is crazier: Submitting the article or telling you about all it. The thought of both is making me a little queasy right now. I submitted a short, non-fiction story. And as I think back to when I first started this blog; I would have never had the courage … Continue reading Taking Writing Risks
These have to be the easiest and most delicious cookies I have ever made. The most important thing to keep in mind is, to use exactly what the recipe calls for. Now, this isn’t my normal way of cooking. I like to improvise. And I tried to a couple of times with this recipe and was disappointed with the outcome each time. So, with that … Continue reading 4 Ingredient Almond Joy Cookies