A girl would be so easy, they said.

A girl would be so easy, they said.

When I was pregnant with both my boys, everyone from my first cousin to the stranger in the grocery store had something to say about life with boys. “Better buy some earplugs. You’ll need them.” And, “Don’t bother buying anything nice for the next 18 years. They’ll ruin it.” Of course, there was also my favorite. “Boys are so affectionate, [...]

What I Learned in My First Two Years of Motherhood: The top 10 rules to surviving it all.

What I Learned in My First Two Years of Motherhood: The top 10 rules to surviving it all.

We just celebrated Little J's second birthday! Say what?! How did that even happen? I have been her mom for two years! It seems like just yesterday she was just a tiny newborn that cried all night. Now she is a headstrong toddler who whines all day—joking. Kind of. Although I have been a step mom longer then [...]