Hello Baby Box by Babylist Review

Hello Baby Box by Babylist Review

Now that I’ve finally shared the news (we are expecting another baby boy!) I can start sharing reviews of the cool free and inexpensive baby stuff I’ve come across. Since this will be my husband’s and my second child together but third child in our family (full time stepdaughter, wild child two-year-old), everything I can [...]

Why Stepparent Love is a Different Kind of Love: A Letter to my Stepdaughter

Why Stepparent Love is a Different Kind of Love: A Letter to my Stepdaughter

When my husband and I found out we were expecting, he had one main fear - that I wouldn’t love his then six-year-old (my stepdaughter) as if she was my own. I wouldn’t love her “the same” as I loved my son. And he was right, I wouldn’t. To him, this meant that I would [...]

Date Night

Date Night

As I clean the macaroni and cheese off the floor, my shorts, and my toddler for the 12th time in as many days, all I can think about is a date night. I dream of dressing up in my fanciest outfit, heading to the nicest restaurant in town with no screaming children in tow and [...]

Hug Me, Mommy

Hug Me, Mommy

Hug me, mommy, Please just hold me tight each time I cry. I know you’re tired and I’m sorry. Maybe one more lullaby?   Guide me, daddy. Show me how to know the right from wrong. No one’s taught me yet, I haven’t been here very long.   Lead me, mommy. Please, I just want [...]

Mom Guilt

Mom Guilt

Am I doing enough? This question races through my mind daily, from sun up to sun down. Am I doing enough for my preemie son? Am I doing enough for my stepdaughter? Am I doing enough for my husband? Am I doing enough for myself? After my husband and I got married, we decided that [...]