Life with Dave

1. Dave comes home from work and spends all his time holding Addison and playing with the other two kids.

2. But he also puts his travel cup and his morning cereal bowl in the CLEAN DISHES side of the double-bowl sink, for the love of God. Every. Single. Day.

3. He is making […]


    WHY?!?!!??

    I go to put Addison into the car seat…….. and someone has already clipped together the plastic buckle.

    I go to put her in the swing…. and someone has already clipped together the plastic buckle.

    I go to put her in the bouncy seat…. and someone has already clipped together the plastic buckle.

    Why […]


      Not my best moment.

      I did something today, as a parent, that I wish I had handled differently: the kids were supposed to be picking up their toys and were being really half-hearted in that attempt. I have been crabby all day, don’t know why. I finally lost my patience and told them that, if I had to […]


        Which is worse?

        When your 3yo feeds an entire package of cherry tomatoes to the dogs;

        or when she “forgets” to put on her sandals before she gets in the car, and you don’t notice until you are at the library and must now carry her AND your newborn;

        or when she does both on the same day?


          What Not to Say

          Here is a list of things that have been said to me in the past 2 weeks, which should not be said to a woman who has just had a baby. Flat-out SHOULD NOT BE SAID. For your convenience I have added my (unspoken) reactions after hearing these statements, so you can better empathize. […]


            “I know a girl…”

            So Addison– knock on wood– is a fabulous, fabulous baby. My mom says that God is rewarding me with her, after weathering Cameron’s colic and 3-year sleep drought, and then Gabby…. well, just surviving Hurricane Gabster is an accomplishment. Addison is calm, settled and doesn’t ruffle easily. All these July 4th fireworks sometimes wake […]