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On Becoming More of Who I am

In light of my upcoming 31st birthday, I've been thinking a lot about people and how we become the way we are. Some people know they're born for certain things and/or are certain about who they are early. I am not one of those people. Sure, I've always had quirky...

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Goodbye to This House

This isn't any old house. This is the house of my childhood. The only constant that I've ever known in my almost-31 years. I've lived in a handful of houses over the years and haven't missed a single one. Even getting there was an adventure. At that time, highway 77...

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25 Things, Revisited

I recently stumbled across one of those "write-about-yourself" memes that were going around during the years of MySpace and the first few years of Facebook. This one was from January of 2009, just four months after Oscar and I were married. Newlyweds, pre-kids, one...

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O-N-E

My littlest baby will be one two weeks from today. When did this happen? I ask myself. While I wouldn't trade him for anything in the world, I guess the sleepless nights with him have kind of hazed my life into a series of moments and "Did-I-remember-to-do-thats?"...

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On Grief, Anger, and Letting Go

When you feel you are wronged, how long is an appropriate time to grieve/stay angry? I have a tendency to stay angry long and hard, and hold grudges. (Hey, it's one of my less-attractive qualities.) But the silver lining, I believe, about that trait is that it...

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Ten Minutes

If you were to take a peek inside my brain for ten minutes, I think the word "discombobulated" doesn't quite cover the thoughts swimming around in there. "Unhinged" comes close, but it's still not wholly accurate. Being a mom is hard. Being a working mom who's still...

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Thoughts on Two (And a little sh!t)

Oscar and I have almost made it through one month with two kidlets (Alex will officially be a month old on Friday). The weird thing is that two children is not necessarily harder all the time. It's harder at times, but not exponentially harder. I remember reading this...

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The Story of the Kid Who Couldn’t Wait

Two and a half weeks in after bringing Alex, aka the Kid Who Couldn't Wait, home. Monday night (March 10th) Oscar and I went to Longhorn Steakhouse for dinner. (Grayson stayed with my in-laws since we had to be at the hospital so early the next morning.) I wanted my...

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Like a virgin.

Conferencin' for the very first tiiiiiime. (Sorry, I've been re-watching the first season of Glee on Netflix and I'm feeling very sing-songy lately.) But if that's any indication of my excitement for my very first conference EVAR, then you'll know I'm very excited....

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