So Here’s The Thing About School Supplies

As predictable as my kids needing to pee after I already tucked them in, it’s that time of year when first-time parents of soon-to-be kindergarteners start to question aloud on social media, “WTH is up with the school supply situation? These are communal supplies? My kid doesn’t get to keep her own Shopkins folders? Why so many plastic baggies??” I WAS ONCE ONE OF YOU. InView full post »

Pregnant With My 1st Vs. Pregnant With My 4th

When I was pregnant with my first baby, NINE YEARS AGO OMG, I worked part time for a few months in a high-end baby store, mostly for the discount. Obviously I interacted with a lot of parents every day. On more than one occasion, a mom told me something along the lines of “Oh this is your first pregnancy? Enjoy! The first one is so special. There’s nothing like it afterView full post »

One Day That Inspired Me To Live Unlimited

This post is part of a sponsored campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a cause that I adore and am thrilled to support.   When I took a job with the Greater Washington D.C. chapter of MDA at 24 years old, I thought I was just accepting an offer for my first grown-up paycheck. But, it quickly became more than that. It lit a fire in my heart for non-profit work, for helping others,View full post »

Gender Reveal! And Puppy Promises

For that second before the balls dropped, I thought, “It has to be a girl. I’ve only ever felt girl. I’ve only ever dreamt girl. Leyna wants a girl so bad…. OMG it’s going to be a boy.” I saw my sister’s face as she came downstairs, after handing our neighbor – who was perched above on our 2nd story – the correct color ping pong balls (thatView full post »

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