Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Lady and her PPD

ladyppdWhile everyone is making lists of resolutions and preparing their excuses for why they didn’t follow through with trying to better themselves, I’m reminded of a time when our family made some big changes that had nothing to do with a new year but did result in a happier, healthier Lady.  Buckle up, folks.  Here’s the tale of my bumpy ride with postpartum depression.  Continue reading

Mom, Please Don’t Read This Post

loveletter**Just a heads up, dear reader.  I curse kind of a lot.  I try not to do it around the kids or company or my mom or anyone I want to impress.  Still, there’s nothing better than a well-placed swear word.  This post is full of them!  Being the Lady that I am, I wanted to let you know they were coming in case cursing isn’t as lovely to you as it can be to me.** Continue reading

Five Tips for December Birthdays

decemberbirthdaysBirthdays are the best!  I know I’m a full-grown Lady, and I’m supposed to be over my birthday and want to hide my age…blah, blah, blah.  Birthdays are the BEST!  Eat what you want!  Wear what you want!  Let the posts pile up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!  Let your phone ring off the hook, and watch that voice mailbox fill up.  Be the center of attention for a whole twenty-four hours of the year.  Why shouldn’t you be?  This is the day you were BORN.  Continue reading

Raising the Boy


I never really thought about having a son.  I was born to be someone’s mother, but I spent my whole life preparing for a daughter.  I mean, I used to BE a little lady myself, so I was excited when we found out the gender of our first child.  I was ready!  I wouldn’t pink her over and cover her in princess tales, but I wouldn’t force her into tomboy pants either.  Continue reading