mom fail

When your third kid sleeps though the night…

by katherine on January 25, 2015

For the last three or so months, every night I’ve climbed into bed thinking “maybe tonight will be the night.” And every night at some point between the hours of 1 am and 3:30 am I’m up feeding Lincoln and thinking, “well, maybe tomorrow night…” Then like magic it finally happened! Lincoln slept through the […]


Pregnancy with a Side of Guilt

by katherine on April 22, 2014

Finding out that you are unexpectedly pregnant when you’ve already decided you’re done is markedly different that unexpectedly getting pregnant with your first baby a year ahead of your desired timeline. It does weird things to your psyche. Shouldn’t I be excited? Aren’t all babies supposed to be considered a blessing? Doesn’t this mean it […]



by katherine on December 19, 2013

I wake up to my alarm…it’s been going off for 5 minutes at least. Holy shit, did I even sleep at all? As badly as I want to hit the snooze button I get up. {minus 3} Time to make lunch…let’s see…half PB&J, string cheese, chips, water…she needs some fruit. Banana. Check. {minus 2} “Reesie, […]


Dinner Disappointment: Crock Pot Mongolian Beef

by katherine on November 17, 2013

For the last four weeks I’ve had the same dish on my meal plan…each week something has come up and I haven’t been able to make it. I came across the recipe on Pinterest nearly 2 months ago when I was searching for a steak recipe. I pinned it knowing for sure it’d be a […]


New School Year Transitions

by katherine on September 10, 2013

I know what you’re thinking…ugh, here she goes again…complaining about back to school. And I’d like to tell you you’re wrong. But you’re not. You’re 100% right. I don’t know what it is about this year, but I swear this is the worst year yet for the back to school transition. I’m having a tough […]


World’s Okayest Mom…it’s my new thing.

by katherine on May 31, 2013

I’ve got all sorts of post ideas swirling around my foggy brain. And two sitting in my drafts even. But, well, life is busy. I missed work yesterday because Rylee was sick so my already crazy-busy week at work has just become exponentially crazy-busy. Deadlines are getting overlooked. Balls are getting dropped. I’m over on […]

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Kindergarten Parent Information Night: Thursday May 16, 6 – 7 PM Childcare will be provided As soon as I read that on the flyer we picked up at the Kinder Round-up pre-registration day I played out the night in my head… Pick up the girls about 5:30 PM from daycare. There won’t be enough time […]


The perfect metaphor for my life

by katherine on May 9, 2013

Mother’s Day is right around the corner…such a great time to reflect on mothering and motherhood and junk… Well, Rylee finally figured out the theme she wanted for her birthday party this year. Angry Birds won out over Dora, but I don’t think by much. In order to keep the momentum going toward AB, I […]


Trying to be better.

by katherine on April 17, 2013

I can be a really crappy friend. Never intentionally, but it happens. I’ll be wrapping up a lunch date with a friend and end it with, “call ya tomorrow.” Then kids, a job, a husband…you know life, gets in the way and before I know it, it’s been almost a week since I’ve talked to […]


Unfinished Easter

by katherine on April 1, 2013

Growing up, every Easter was the same…there would be Easter decorations set out. Even an Easter tree made with blooming branches of the dogwood tree from our backyard. We dyed eggs a couple days before. My mom made us Easter dresses. My dad bought us all corsages to wear. Easter morning baskets were hid and […]

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