26 7 / 2014
23 7 / 2014
The mulch plan
Two months ago, I had a really bright idea: line the entire length of my driveway with mulch and pretty plants!
So off I went to Home Depot, where I hoisted 10-$2 bags of black mulch into a couple of carts as my infant son looked on from his stroller. My husband, such a good sport he is, helped me push my bright idea to the check out, knowing his wife would eff this project up somehow. But by…
22 7 / 2014
The working, blogging mom
Need this hat real bad.
Between mommying, working, and being somewhere between surviving and occasionally thriving, I only manage to thinkof blogging topics and ideas. They constantly flitter around in my head like wild little butterflies, but nothing actually comes together. I find blogging inspiration everywhere I go, but to create a well thought out, well-written post, I would need to first…
09 7 / 2014
At least, that’s what I thought when I gently wiped a small bit of goo from the inside corner of Jaybird’s eye. The pollen count was high, yellow dusty crap was floating in the air and blanketing everything outside, and we were all sneezing. Babies can’t really expel a surplus of mucus like us grown-ups can, so naturally, eye gunk mustform as a defense…
07 7 / 2014
10 changes in 10 months
It’s the West Elm summer 2014 drape collection! And I don’t care.
The pre-motherhood me frequently declared, “I’ll be the same person I’ve always been when I become a parent!”
Yeah, okay. Like, whaaaa…t? Because for one, the pre-mommy Steph never, ever would’ve drafted a blog post at 3 in the morning. That’s just… just, no.
• I have a much bigger determination to simply get crap done.…
06 7 / 2014
29 6 / 2014
20 6 / 2014
Jellicle songs for jellicle babies
Yes. I photoshopped my son’s face onto Munkustrap. (Officially losing it.)
Jay was a little fussy. It was evening, around 6pm, and his 7:30pm bedtime was drawing near. T was mowing the lawn, so it was entirely up to me to come up with something new to do, seeing as how Jay had already become bored with the walker, the jumper, and all of his toys and teethers. We needed some fresh tunage – no more…
11 6 / 2014
Nowadays, I’m one-hundred-percent astounded by the number of parents who bravely embark on that second-third-fourth child+ journey, adding another little one to the mix. In other words, I’m a first-time mother watching her 9 month old drool, scream, slobber and cry his way through the first set of pearly whites. This experience is absolute insanity for all involved.
Also, if you’re the lucky…
29 5 / 2014
Bronx-bound baby: taking an infant to Yankee Stadium
When my sister-in-law and her husband opened their Christmas gift from me this past December, the scene was magical: a photo of baby Jay wearing a Yankees sleeper, holding a sign that said, “go with me to my first Yankee game!”, stuck in the middle of a 12-inch inflatable replica of the stadium, with game tickets to see Jeter & Co. take on the Pirates in May.
They were delighted with the gift…