Hippo and his buddy, “Charlie”

The past couple of months have been…trying, to say the least, in my world of mommyhood. I’ve been questioning myself as a parent. And I’m pretty sure my kid has too. Hippo has been in this space of independence that is leaning more on defiance. And having trouble understanding that mommyRead the Rest…

Smarty, Smarty Pants!

Mommy & The Brain

This probably sounds exceptionally obnoxious, but oh well. My kid is a genius. Literally, one of the smartest kids I’ve ever known. I use to babysit a little boy who went to Mirman, asked all kinds of questions I wasn’t prepared to answer and never found anything intellectually challenging. HeRead the Rest…

Happy Birthday, Hippo!

Dearest Hippo, Today is our fifth anniversary. Around this time five years ago I was doing a lot of breathing in my hospital bed, surrounded by your grandparents & daddy and wondering what you were gonna look like. This little adventure we’ve been on has been a trip. Everyday youRead the Rest…

Dinner Party at The Zimmer Children’s Museum

Infant Dinner Party 10-15

Come Join Me TOMORROW 10/15/2014 9am Zimmer Children’s Museum for A Dinner Party

The Fake Colon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad WEEK!

ugh! Ugh! Ugh! Ouch! Ugh! Ugh! Ouch! Sigh! Ouch! Ugh! Ugh! Ugh! Ouch! Sigh! Ouch! Ugh! Ugh! Bleh! Ouch! MuthaF*$#*!!!!!! Yea, I think that just about explains what is happening in my gut right now…or lack there of. Sorry guys! I know some might say, “Such language!”. Yea, well IRead the Rest…

Surviving SoCal’s Version of Fall

Beating The Heat

Apparently it’s Fall. But I am afraid Los Angeles has yet to receive the memo. You see even though we pass by the Gap store fronts with it’s beautiful Fall collection and we drink our pumpkin spice lattes and we watch the wind blow across the football fields, we areRead the Rest…

Happy National Coffee Day!

Photo on 9-29-14 at 10.58 AM

There is no way I could let this day go by without giving a shout out to one of my favorite things in the whole wide world…COFFEE!!! Today is National Coffee Day and it’s a day of celebration, love and peace! Don’t laugh, I love coffee! And a good cupRead the Rest…

Mommy and The Bad Day!

Someone asked me today if I felt so lucky to have my j-pouch at the risk of sounding completely negative, rude and ungrateful, I answered, “not today.”. What the hell kind of answer is that, Brooke? I mean really. You were dying. Literally, wasting away and bleeding to death. YouRead the Rest…