Things That Are True.

by katelin on June 24, 2016

Waking up for the day before 5am is cruel. And unusual. And someone should talk to Riley about that.

It’s not a bad idea to keep chocolate chips in your fridge.

A flat white at Starbucks has more caffeine than a latte. I asked. It was necessary.

Watching your child woof at a fake dog in Old Navy is one of life’s great joys.

Bills are stupid.

This blog is getting neglected. And I’m going to try and change that because I miss writing on the regular.

There are not enough hours in every day. Not even a little bit.

Weekends are the best. Weekend getaways are necessary.

Snapchat filters are a great way to entertain a cranky toddler. GREAT WAY. Also, entertaining.

happy weekend!

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A Boy Mom.

by katelin on June 17, 2016

When Matt and I talked about having kids, I only ever envisioned having a daughter. I don’t know why, but I only thought that I could be a girl mom. I had visions of Barbie playing, dance lessons and nail painting.

However, the minute I found out I was pregnant I knew it was a boy. Although we never found out the sex, I knew from the very beginning it was a boy. Everyone around me was having girls, I really wanted a girl, but I knew I would be having a boy.

When the doctor said “It’s a boy” I almost said “Oh, I know.” That’s how sure I was.

And don’t get me wrong, I was thrilled to meet my son. Ecstatic. Elated. Every adjective for excited, that’s what I was. That’s what I am.

But I was also nervous as hell. Not just about becoming a mom, but becoming a mom to a little boy.

And I’m still nervous.

Am I doing this right? Will he be a strong young man? Will he treat women right? Will he be funny? Will he love baseball like me? Will he love dancing like I do? Am I going to be a good boy mom?

Those are just some of the questions that run through my brain on the daily.

I wasn’t sure if I could be a good boy mom, but I sure as hell am going to keep on trying.


happy weekend!


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On the Hill.

June 9, 2016

Tweet Last we spoke, I was professing my love to my alma mater. It’s been a week and I’ve been there and now I’m back and still reeling in the nostalgia. I honestly wish everyone could have the college experience I had. The experience that was so wonderful that makes me want to go back […]

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Dear Denison.

June 2, 2016

Tweet Dear Denison,   Thank you. Thank you for changing my life. Fifteen years ago I visited your campus and fell in love. Fourteen years ago I started my freshmen year and never looked back. This Southern California girl was so out of place, yet so at home in the middle of Ohio. You gave me […]

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The Little Things.

May 25, 2016

Tweet If there’s one thing I’ve come to know as a parent, it’s that the little things ARE A BIG EFFING DEAL. Like “HOLD THE PHONE, Riley threw a ball!? or “SHUT THE FRONT DOOR, Riley gave a high five!” or “GUESS WHAT!? He went down the slide by himself!?” Seriously, so little. But, also, […]

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Motherly Tips.

May 20, 2016

Tweet In my fifteenish months of being a mom I’ve learned some things. Things that I feel like sharing. Things that I’ve already talked about a bit , I’m sharing again. So here we go: + Invest in a night light. It helps the most in the early days, with the constant feeding and cuddling. Who […]

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Thoughts on Things.

May 17, 2016

Tweet Mother’s Day: I mean yes, this was over a week ago. But Mother’s Day was so special this year. Riley had a sleepover with he grandparents on Saturday, so I got to sleep in on Sunday. I woke up to coffee and donuts and flowers. And it was heavenly. The day was spent with good […]

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Oh Nine.

May 10, 2016

Tweet You guys. Today this blog turns NINE. How that happened, I have no idea. I know things have slowed down a bit over here and I’m not writing nearly as much as I used to, but I still love this space. And the stories I can share. And the people it has brought into my […]

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