Category: Mommyhood


On Being Alone

On Being Alone

Last month the operations manager at my company’s satellite office asked me to come down to her office to train with her for a week. I admit I kind of blew it off–especially as Scott has been traveling more and more for work and I didn’t want the girls to be subjected to so much traveling parents. But finally from urging from both of them, I booked the trip. And then the excitement over having […]

Posted 16 April, 2015 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 33 Comments
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Beginning a Reading Journey with Small Children

Beginning a Reading Journey with Small Children

When I was pregnant I would prop a book in front of my tummy and imagine one day curling up with my little girl and reading all the stories with her. I may have dreamed about this well before I knew I was pregnant the first time. I may have been that crazy lady who started collecting books for one day and who hoarded her own childhood books. Now that I have two little munchkins […]

Posted 23 February, 2015 by Trish in Mommyhood, Reading Nook / 25 Comments
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The Girls Right Now | Winter 2015

The Girls Right Now | Winter 2015

  I’ve decided it’s impossible for me to photograph both girls at the same time where they’re both looking at the camera. Here they’re sitting between the blinds and the window and the lighting was so sweet that I had to run to get my camera and pray that neither had moved when I got back. Those girls. My heart. Elle Right Now About 6 weeks shy of 4 years old. I look at her […]

Posted 19 February, 2015 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 26 Comments
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Dinner: A Love Story [Cookbook Review]

Dinner: A Love Story [Cookbook Review]

Title: Dinner: A Love Story Author: Jenny Rosenstratch Published: 2012 Pages: 336 Food Type: Family Friendly (but varied) Rating: Total Adoration with a caveat On Amazon | On Goodreads | On Indiebound In Short: Half memoir, half cookbook – Jenny Rosenstratch takes a look at the evolution of her dinner table from before her two kids, during the baby years, through the time when dinner magic finally occurred. She and her husband (but mostly Jenny) also write […]

Posted 31 January, 2015 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Mommyhood / 23 Comments
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Day in the Life as a Working Mom

Day in the Life as a Working Mom

  Several months ago I did an installment of A Day In the Life as a Stay at Home Mom. When I wrote the post I knew that I was going to be going back to work full-time. Once our routine fell into place I started thinking about recording a typical day. Except the holidays. And then lots of sick days. Or days when I wouldn’t remember until I was already at work. I finally […]

Posted 29 January, 2015 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 43 Comments
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To Be a Helicopter or Free Range Mom?

To Be a Helicopter or Free Range Mom?

“What are you thoughts on how “on top” of your toddlers/children you should be? Are you a helicopter parent or are you on the other side of the spectrum where the children run free with minimal supervision?” Raise your hand if you often feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. Hopefully I wasn’t the only one who cautiously looked around and timidly raised my hand. Um, because 90% of the time I have […]

Posted 15 January, 2015 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 31 Comments
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What Kind of Mom Am I?

What Kind of Mom Am I?

The other day I went to pick up the girls from school and Elle was playing outside on the playground with her friends. Of course she got mad that I was there to pick her up (So nice to see you, too, sweetheart! I missed you all day! I couldn’t wait to see you!), and she started to throw a fit when it was time to leave. Consequently, I grabbed the lunchboxes, picked up one girl […]

Posted 3 December, 2014 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 20 Comments
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Fall Fun and the Girls Right Now

Fall Fun and the Girls Right Now

 Alternate Title: My kids hate smiling for the camera. Unless you looked at a calendar, you wouldn’t really have known that it was fall in Dallas until about a week ago. At least based on the weather. The week before Halloween we headed to a local pumpkin patch and roasted in the 90 degree heat. By the time Halloween rolled around a week later, our temperatures had dropped 30 degrees and we weren’t really sure […]

Posted 7 November, 2014 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 25 Comments
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Weelicious Cookbook Review

Weelicious Cookbook Review

  October. You think of colorful fallen leaves. Breaking out the sweaters. Piping hot pumpkin spice lattes. Pretty sure it’s been warm enough here this month as some of y’all’s summer months. While I love the 80s (when it cools down to the 50s and 60s at night), it doesn’t quite feel like fall. I had planned to break out my soups/stews/slow cooker cookbooks out this month, but…  Plus we had my sister’s wedding at […]

Posted 24 October, 2014 by Trish in In the Kitchen, Mommyhood / 22 Comments
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Mean Girls

Mean Girls

  Oh boy. Or maybe more appropriately to this post…Oh girl. One of the things I am looking forward to least as a mommy to two little girls is girl friend drama. I lived through enough of it to last me many many lifetimes and just thinking about girl friends and girl drama gives me a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I thought I had years before I had to worry about […]

Posted 15 October, 2014 by Trish in Life, Mommyhood / 19 Comments
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