Welcome to my blog – I’m so happy you’re here! As the tagline reads, this blog is about the joys and struggles of life with a toddler. What does that mean, you ask? It means that I will be brutally honest about the things that make parenting hell at times. And it also means that I will celebrate the moments that make all that hell worth it. My commitment to you is to always tell the truth: whether it’s painful or funny or sad or awesome or uncomfortable. This blog is a community, so please jump in with comments – share your stories, tell me what you think, get involved!
I also focus at times on mindfulness, healthy living, book reviews, writing, and photography. Now, let me tell you a little about myself:
I’m a former lawyer turned stay-at-home mom turned writer turned… well, I’m not really sure what’s next. In the last two years I’ve gotten married, had a baby, quit my job, moved across the country, and, just recently, moved back across the country. It’s been a wild ride and something tells me we’re just getting started!
I support healthy pregnancy, natural birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, and gentle parenting. For all that, though, I’m not quite crunchy enough to fit in with the granola moms (“No, actually I’m not planning on home schooling… And yes, she does have some plastic toys. Some of them even have lights and music. Ooops.”), but I’m a little too crunchy for the yuppie moms (and I don’t particularly want to be a yuppie mom anyways). I’m trying to do the best I can and find a little niche of my own.
I’m a city girl at heart and I’m so happy to be back in Chicago. I love photography and I’ve discovered a deep passion for writing over the last few years. Check out my Photography page for some examples of my work and my Portfolio page for my best posts and publications. I also enjoy attempting to cuddle with my cats and listening to sad indie music.
Adeline is a wonderful, high-spirited, active little girl. She’s almost two and although we’re getting some tastes of the terribles, we’re also getting to see the amazing person she’s becoming. I’m a little baby crazy right now, but who knows when we’ll find time for another one. Hopefully soon!
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