I’m Not (Just) Tired!

Posted by savannahkase on November 14, 2017 in Parenting, Personal, Work/Life Balance, Working Mom |

Many things change upon becoming a parent, but among the most profound is one’s relationship to sleep. However you previously felt about the inherent human need for rest, having children alters that dramatically – at least for a few years (I’ve heard it gets better, but my oldest is nearly five and my youngest is […]

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Borrowed Time

Posted by savannahkase on July 19, 2015 in Parenting, Personal, Second Child, Uncategorized, Work/Life Balance |

It is as rare as a solar eclipse, and just as fleeting.  It is as sought after as an Italian white truffle and guarded like an embarrassing secret.  Any parent of more than one small child will tell you, when both/all kids nap at the same time, a euphoric schizophrenia sets in.  What to do […]

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“Harder Than You Can Imagine”

That’s what everyone warned me about having a second child from the moment I announced my pregnancy. It is also pretty much the worst advice I have ever been given. Telling me that I cannot even conceive of how difficult it will be to care for two kids does nothing to help me prepare me […]

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Random Rant: Throwing Toys

Posted by savannahkase on August 9, 2014 in Lessons From Little Ones, Personal |

As long as I’ve known them, my husband and his family have used the phrase “to throw one’s toys of the cot” to mean what I would call, “have a hissy fit.” For example, if my husband stormed out of the house in a huff because his mom asked him to turn his music down, […]

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Ah, To Sleep (Is It Only a Dream?)

Posted by savannahkase on January 8, 2014 in Advice, Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting, Personal |

I am sick, again. Before I had my son, I was a very healthy person – I ate (fairly) well, exercised (relatively) often, and fell ill only once or twice a year. Now, it seems my husband or I have barely recovered from a bout of illness before the other is struck down. If my […]

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The Empty-Nursery Syndrome

Posted by savannahkase on August 28, 2013 in Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting, Personal |

I vividly remember the moment it hit me that I was about to become a parent. We had received our carefully-selected co-sleeper as a gift back in October, but – as a matter of superstition and practicality – I had forbidden my husband to set it up before I was 38 weeks pregnant. When that […]

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