Black Friday: Shop or Snuggle?

(Image via PJ Media, Courtesy of Shutterstock) There’s something about this time of year. Now that the clocks have fallen back and it gets dark early, I can feel the impending holidays creeping up on me. The cool air on my cheeks, the crisp sound of the leaves under my feet, and the occasional and…

This is Hard

I was feeding Jake lunch – pastina with homemade marinara sauce – and he was refusing to eat.  He was throwing everything onto the floor, and then pointing at it, waiting for me to pick it up to repeat the cycle all over again.  Normally I would have scolded him, or made a silly joke,…

Momming

I sit here while Jacob naps, amazed that it’s been over 13 months since my crazy little man joined / changed / disrupted our lives in the best possible way.  I’ve begun to look back at how we got through it all:  those colicky, sleepless, sometimes dreadful first four months; how I didn’t melt down…