• Me

    MTM Tip of the Week

    A weekend away with 22-month-old toddler son and 2.5 month-old don’t-put-me-down daughter isn’t all that much of a vacation. Not even with a husband who gets up in the middle of the night, changes, diapers, and is an all-around good dad. Not even in the in-laws’ house right on the beach. The in-laws, who admittedly drive me crazy, cleaned the house, put out fresh sheets, and did everything they could to make sure our weekend was relaxing. My sister-in-law, who has no children, managed to leave us without sheets on the beds, dog hair on everywhere (which Big Guy is allergic to), dishes in the dishwasher, and – get this…

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    Joys of Motherhood

    I chose to be a stay at home mom, largely because I just want to be the one to enjoy their milestones. I don’t want a daycare provider experiencing their first words and steps. I’m honestly not sure it’s the best thing for my kids to be with me all day every day, but it is what it is. I spent the past two weeks in the About.com prep program. It’s my second time through, and I find the whole thing incredibly stressful. I’d really like to write for them, but I’m not sure I can do another prep, so they need to just hire me this time around. =}…

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    Sensing a theme?

    I just realized that two out of the three last posts are about how tired I am. I should probably find something witty to say about exhaustion and motherhood and all that, but I’m just too tired to come up with anything.  Feel free to jump in with witty comments of your own.

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    So tired.

    I’m in prep for About.com… nearing the end, thank goodness. My brain is fried and I’m exhausted. I’ve gone through prep before and I think the problem is that I generate so many ideas for things I want to write about that I feel overwhelmed. Oh.. that and the fact that my family can’t seem to handle me working for more than a few hours a week. Hopefully they’ll get used to it. This week, we’ve also got a big welcome party for the Little Lady, we’re having a fence installed (after a few threats on my part to the fence co. about keeping their word), our primary car is…

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    Baby Social Obligations

    We’re going to a birthday party today for a 3-year old. We’d be going even if we didn’t have a toddler of our own, but the thing is… he’s got a better social life than I do. Between play dates, Gymboree, doctor appointments, etc., he keeps me busy. Now that there are two of them, it’s only going to get worse.  And then they start with sports, clubs, classes and so on. Is this the fun part?

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    So… very… tired..

    Ok, we’re back from Maine. We had a nice time, especially Little Guy, who was in his glory. I had less night-time sleep than I normally do (Big Guy and I share nighttime baby duty, so I was on my own in Maine). My parents were wonderful and my niece, who came along as a “Mother’s Helper” was, indeed, a great help. That said, I’m tired.  I’m a total introvert and need quiet time of my own. If I don’t get it, I start to freak out. I normally spend some time shopping on my own, but felt like I should bring my niece (she’s 10) so she didn’t spend…

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