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A Guide to Pronouncing Parenting Product Companies!

A Guide to Pronouncing Parenting Product Companies!

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I first became a mother in early 2007. From the first moments of being pregnant until now, I have been swamped with thousands of choices to make amongst baby products. From car seats to bottles and spoons, to special baby food blenders, baby bathtubs with whirlpool jets and fancy diaper pails. I have spent the […]

In my skin

In my skin

I weigh about 125 lbs. I am 5’4″. My belly is rounded from carrying twins. My thighs touch. My breasts are bigger than they once were, and while I don’t think I would call them droopy, they’re not nearly as perky as they were before motherhood. I have a strong back. I have arms that […]

A Glamorous Disorder

A Glamorous Disorder

“You look ahmmmazing!” “I wish I could look as good as you.” Oh you can though. Looking this “good” requires a lot of work though, a lot of drive and a lot of starvation. Sacrificing your own health for the sake of pleasing others…. That’s what it’s all about, right? I wish I could say […]

Bah Berry

Bah Berry

Harper said strawberry for the first time this morning. Ok, maybe it sounded more like “Bahhhh Berry”, but it was awesome nonetheless. Her vocabulary has increased so much in the last few weeks. It’s incredible. Lily has been getting ready to start pre-k next fall and she is SO excited. She has been trying to […]

I Love TV

I Love TV

  Hi my name is Alyssa, and I am a TV addict.  As a child I was pretty censored in what I was allowed to watch on TV.  My choices were pretty much limited to Disney Channel, TGIF (if your a born in the 80’s child I don’t need to explain what this is to […]

Auntie Hilly’s Chicken Pie

Auntie Hilly’s Chicken Pie

The night before Penelope was born, my best friend from childhood, Hillary, showed up as a surprise at my front door! She has been such a blessing, helping me take care of Z and A, cooking, cleaning, and more. Let’s talk about her cooking for a moment: It’s GREAT. She cooks with so much joy […]

The first refusal

The first refusal

I just nursed Cormac to sleep, as usual, and went downstairs to get Clara. Jed takes her outside every night to pen up the chickens and they had just come inside. He was sitting in his recliner snuggling her and watching TV. So I asked her, “Ready to go night night?” She looked at me. […]

Not going to the doctor

Not going to the doctor

My husband (Jed) is irritated with me for not taking our kids to the doctor. They have had runny noses and a cough that comes and goes for about a month now. Cormac has been sleeping like absolute hell and as you can imagine, it is taking its toll on all of us. But I […]