Browsing All posts tagged under »Not a typical mom«

The Dating Game

April 2, 2014


Being a new mom requires a lot of things. Patience, perseverance and coffee. Lots of coffee. But if you are in anything similar to my situation… it also requires you to start dating again. But this time it’s a whole new level of dating. The stakes are higher. The pool is much smaller. Also, you […]

Sock it to Me

March 3, 2014


There are a few things that surprise me as a new mom. For example: How many times I can say “no” in a day. In an afternoon. In an hour… Surely I must be up for a Guinness World Record..? How quickly little humans grow out of clothes. Overnight? Really? How a little human body […]


February 12, 2014


How important is grass? I’m not taking about the grass that can be lit and enjoyed legally in most states. I’m talking about the green stuff. The stuff you must water. The stuff that stains jeans and smells of summer. The stuff that is full of bugs and requires a lawn mower. Grass. Here in […]

Vacation Daze

January 24, 2014


We’re here, the most depressing, cold, gray, financially recovering month of the year. I hate you January. I need a vacation. I always try to plan a vacation in January. This is actually the most idiotic thing I could do; we never have money in January. We spent it all on HoHoHos and holiday cheer. […]


January 12, 2014


We all have them. They may not start on Jan 1st (or Jan 2nd for that matter if you were still nursing a hangover from one too many glasses of cava like me)… But resolutions are a part of life. We all strive for something better. To run a few extra miles a week. To […]

The Griswalds

January 3, 2014


NATM has been absent lately… We’ve been busy filling the last 30 days with endless holiday activities and cheer. Admittingly we over did it this year…Ok, really, completely, ridiculously over did it this year. Decorating 7 (yes 7) Christmas trees within the confines of our small 1 bedroom apartment, a border-line-my-husband-may-check-me-into-an-asylum amount of picture opportunities […]

Thankful Thursday

November 28, 2013


With thanksgiving here, it seems proper to write about the things that we are thankful for. Of course I’m thankful for my son. His health. Our health. It’s really all that really matters. But everyone does that. Everyone writes down the same 5 things. Health, family, love, etc. So If you want to read about […]

Puppy Love

November 19, 2013


My child thinks he’s a dog We have a dog, a miniature dachshund with a not so mini personality. To us, as are most dogs to a couple, our first baby. She’s a part of the family. We affectionately call her Hotdog. Yes. Hotdog. When Lil Johnny joined our world it took adjustment. There was […]

Playing Teams

November 7, 2013


Playing Teams There seems to be an unsaid divide out there between some moms. I’ve seen it more and more recently and I find it quite shocking. The divide is between the moms with one child and the moms with two children. I thought we were in the same club? Navigating this parenting world together, […]

Bottle Monster

October 20, 2013


Lil’ Johnny will not give up the bottle. Milk has to be administered in a bottle for him. Sippy cups need not apply. I guess the branch doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Mommy likes the bottle too. Except mine holds wine. It ain’t just the sippy cups that Lil’ Johnny despises. It’s straw […]