Second Best

Heather wrote yesterday about how close she and Annie have grown of late, and something happened a couple days ago that really drove that point home. Annie was sitting at the kitchen table, waiting for me to prepare her dinner, when she suddenly said, “I like Mama more than you.” I stopped dead in my…

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Always Be My Baby

Annabel is my shadow. Wherever I am, so is she. If I’m on the couch under a blanket, she’s under it with me. If I try to nap, she climbs into bed with me. Trying to leave the house without her is almost impossible. She even started calling out for me in the middle of…

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A Dramatic Reenactment

Back in February, I got an email from a person who works for the TV show The Doctors asking me if I would be interested in talking to them about my hyperemesis gravidarum. I emailed back with answers to the questions, happy for the opportunity to help raise more awareness for HG. Then the producers…

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Dear (Lady Watching) Mom On The iPhone

“Did you see this ridiculous thing on Facebook?” If you’re anything like me, you probably say something along those lines to your spouse/partner/friend on a daily basis. Most of the time I just roll my eyes and keep scrolling, but yesterday something popped up in my feed that rubbed me the wrong way. You may…

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My Nesting Gene Is Faulty

I always hear about pregnant women who go through an extreme cleaning phase during pregnancy. You know, they stay up all night and clean everything, or organize, or whatever. Lots of my friends went through this. But me, not so much. I have never, ever had the urge to clean during any of my pregnancies….

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