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Catch and Release

Flowers Milly picked for me after I picked her up from the babysitters~ This morning I got into a fight with my 3 year old daughter. In a few days, […]

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The Parent Trap

Parenthood is a bit of a catch-22. This is especially true if you decide to have a 2nd or a 3rd child. The thought is, “the first one wasn’t so […]

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How to be a Better Parent

Before I became a parent, I had some big ideas about how I was going to raise my kids. I was going to be a cool mom. I was going […]

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Simple Cauliflower Soup

I’ve been craving soup lately. Likely it’s this March-like weather we’re having in May, here in the DC area. We’ve had rain nearly every day for the past 3 weeks. […]

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Supermom is a Myth

I am standing in my living room, with my wailing newborn tucked into the crook of one arm and a toothbrush, loaded with toothpaste in my other hand. The toothbrush […]

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Great Expectations

My name is Naomi and I am an overachiever. I have always had high standards and great expectations of myself, as well as the people in my life. I am […]

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Reality TV

About a year ago, I had an email exchange with another mom. Her child is about a year older than mine, give or take a few months. Like me, she’s […]

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Suck It Up, Buttercup.

I have always prided myself on my toughness. I’m 5’2, but people tell me I seem taller and bigger. In my senior year of high school, one of my teachers […]

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Owner of a Lonely Heart

A few weeks ago, I decided to go on an adventure with Milly. I wanted to ride the subway into DC, go to the Renwick Gallery, and soak up some […]