Dear Kris, I am writing to day to tell you that you are doing a great job. It has taken work, I know. But when you come home after being away- even just for the day- your children melt into Continue reading In Love With Your Children: A Letter For My Husband
Before my husband and I were married, I told him that should we have children and that in the extremely unlikely event that I stayed home with them, this would be my only role. I would not default to chef, Continue reading House Rule #2: I Am Only The Mother
I have resisted motherhood form the time Owen was six months old. And while I have always enjoyed my children and spent my days playing with them it used to be that I was constantly trying to get a break Continue reading Resisting Motherhood
Dear Owen, Things were tough last weekend. For whatever reason I had reached a breaking point. Your dad stepped in on sunday morning and made a hotel reservation. For me. I needed a break. I decided to bring you with Continue reading Time Away: A Letter for My Son
I have committed. While I am sure that every body feels better when regular exercise is a part of their life, mine seems to require it. Fogginess, haze, irritability and general “blah’s” are my bodies response to an inactive life. Continue reading Eye of the Mother F&%$ing Tiger.
This week, and every week I am grateful for babies. I love them all. Sleeping Babies
I was reeling for months after my first child was born. I could not believe what was happening. Everything was surreal, I felt like I had stepped into a life that was meant for somebody else. Somebody more organized, rational, Continue reading No Better Mother
We can never be prepared for parenthood. We can think of things from our baby’s perspective though as is shared here in A Letter From Your Baby. Welcome to Our Muddy Boots! Please like our Facebook page, follow us on Continue reading Dear Mom and Dad: A Letter From Your Baby
Last night I went to dinner with my Mom’s Group. We spent some of our time reminiscing about our first playgroup, and acknowledged the vast difference in who we were then, and who we are now. We chuckled about how Continue reading Permission Granted: A Gift For New Families
Okay, so my sister who works in film said “I would not so much call this an animated short as…” and that is where she left it. At any rate, I had so much fun making this and hope to Continue reading Is It Okay to Let My Baby Cry? A Movie by Pondering Jane
This week I am Grateful for things just as they are. Like Muddy Boots And Our Own Fly Boats For My Knight in Shining Armor And For Trying on Hats For Moments of Solitude And Abandoned Structures That Make My Continue reading Just As You Are: My Gratitude Photo Journal
Dear Owen, Yesterday we went swimming.You, your dad, Sydney and I. You had been asking for all of us to go for days. You have been taking lessons and are doing so well, and you love being in the water Continue reading Learning To Know You: A Letter To My Son
I am reminding myself to be grateful for what is in front of me no matter how it was created. And So, This Week I Am Grateful For Amazing And Hand Crafted Gift Packages And The Fun That Old Toys Continue reading Organic Faces: My Gratitude Photo Journal
This is also my motherhood. My motherhood is a constant contradiction of wanting to be with my children so much that I do not want to leave them to work, and being so bored from playing cars that I desperately want Continue reading My Motherhood Is.
Dear Sydney, Last night you stayed up with me long after Owen went to sleep. You were tired, you just were not ready for sleep. So we hung out. We played and chatted, and I did some housework. And as Continue reading Bed-Head or Africa: A Letter for My Daughter