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Some days, I really feel like I have my shhhhh all together, if you know what I mean.  Henry is super happy, I’m keeping the house all tidy, I’m getting my work done, and I’m even showered and wearing real people clothes.  Other days… not so much. 


I can’t help but feel totally flustered when I look at the clock and realize it’s 9:00 PM, I’m still wearing my pajamas, someone smells (and it’s me), I haven’t eaten since noon, and there’s spit-up down the back of my shirt.  This, I know, is just part of life with a baby, which is totally fine.  But still… I much prefer those pulled-together-supermom kind of days. Winking smile


It might’ve been a flustered day, but Henry and I did manage to build an IKEA bed (he sucks at using the screwdriver) and take the dogs on a long walk.  In the dark. 


Hey, at least it got done, right?


Dinner was kind of a mish-mash – although I did make an excellent side dish; I’ll share the recipe tomorrow – so let’s flashback to last night’s dinner, which was really tasty and worth sharing.




Steamed collard greens (made using this method)

Cast iron tofu

Roasted potatoes and carrots

A lake of Bone Suckin’ BBQ sauce

Bob Red Mill GF Cornbread


Thought of the Day:


“You think the only people who are people are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew." – Pocahontas (yes, I went there)



  • Carin August 16, 2012, 10:10 pm

    Hey, you’re doin’ good, girl. You’re coherent enough to write blog posts that make sense, you haven’t lost your sense of humour, and you’re taking the time to enjoy your baby and pause to soak it all in. That’s pretty impressive on disrupted sleep!

    Great effort… even if you’re a bit stinky sometimes! x

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 16, 2012, 10:21 pm

    Come on, you’ve totally got this! Just remember, we have to have the “bad” days so that we appreciate the good (or supermom) days even more. 🙂

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 16, 2012, 10:37 pm

    I’m loving the fact that you quoted Pocahontas. 🙂

  • Rachel August 16, 2012, 10:56 pm

    ahh, such is the life of a mom! you’re doing great! my daughter is 3 & i STILL have those kinds of days. the best part is, tomorrow morning you get to wake up & try it again. REBOOT 🙂

  • Chelsea August 16, 2012, 11:08 pm

    Ah, Pocahontas! I’m embarrassed to say I knew exactly which quote you were talking about within the first few words. Best. Movie. Ever.

  • heather August 16, 2012, 11:26 pm

    Hi! wow my friend told me about your blog and I’m enjoying it so much. Thank you! Its sad but I feel like you and other mama bloggers are friends I can relate to in a way. I am a first time mommy to a 6 week old baby boy. Absolutely love him & being his mom. But I completely get what you are saying about good and bad days. I felt like you were writing my own words! Somedays I don’t even get to go to the bathroom until 8pm & I don’t even realize it! My hair is a wreck, I have not seen my blow dryer since the day before I had him, my breast pads are always sticking out, I feel amazing if I actually get to eat breakfast or lunch with two hands, or at all 🙂 Then the days where you accomplish most things on your to do list and even get a shower feels so refreshing. It is completely worth it, just a change to get used to. I really appreciate your posts and how honest you are bc then we can relate. Loved your breastfeeding post as well 🙂

    • Caitlin August 17, 2012, 8:06 am

      Hahah my breast pads stick out too 🙂 thanks for reading!

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras August 16, 2012, 11:34 pm

    You’re a rock star mama! Sorry your day was flustery, I hope tomorrow kicks ass!

  • Becky August 17, 2012, 12:34 am

    When Jillian Micheals adopted her children earlier this year, she was on the cover of People magazine. In the interview she said she owed all the moms she had yelled at over the years an apology. She never realized how hard mothering really was! And, darn it, if some days are tough for Jillian, some days can be tough for us humans!

  • Ashley August 17, 2012, 1:16 am

    I think you’re awesome. Not sure if you remember me but I emailed you a couple months ago about the blogosphere. Thought this would be a good time to chime in and say: you inspire me! Every day! Especially when you have days like these, because we definitely all have them. Just keep smiling.

  • Catherine August 17, 2012, 1:52 am

    You’re amazing. This post hit home at the perfect time. Being a mom (especially a new mom) is awesome, but HARD.

  • Maria August 17, 2012, 4:24 am

    I love posts like this – honest and down-to-earth. You are doing a great job and share your life with your readers in such a nice way.

  • Lindsay August 17, 2012, 5:26 am

    LOVE the quote 🙂

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) August 17, 2012, 6:44 am

    You are doing awesome! I totally relate to this post though. Wednesday I texted BRandon saying “I feel like super mom today,” because I had successfully given our baby a bath, ran 5 errands with baby in tow, got in some exercise, and somewhat cleaned the house. Then… yesterday was a different story. Enter craziness all day long which = a stinky mom and a house that looks like a tornado hit. Awesome. 🙂

  • Cait August 17, 2012, 7:40 am

    What a smart woman, that Pocahontas! 🙂 lol

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 17, 2012, 8:13 am

    I LOVE pochahontas! Although I hate that Kokoum dies… I have a whole rant. I’ll spare you.

  • Alex @ Brain, Body, Because August 17, 2012, 8:32 am

    You’re doing a great job!

  • Kelly August 17, 2012, 8:33 am

    Keep your chin up…you are doing an amazing job!

  • Kristi August 17, 2012, 8:38 am

    Don’t worry, it’s not you that stinks! It’s the whole house after steaming collards 😉

    • Caitlin August 17, 2012, 9:00 am

      Hahah that may be true.

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut August 17, 2012, 2:25 pm

    Hey, building that IKEA bed and making such a tasty+healthy dinner sounds like a productive day to me. You’re doing great!

  • Erin August 18, 2012, 8:31 am

    Yesterday was a rough day and today is glorious outside. Yep. Totally agree with you about rough days. Your doing a great job. 🙂

  • Julia H. @ Going Gulia August 18, 2012, 9:49 am

    Love the Pocahontas quote. Honestly, if you hadn’t written the source, I wouldn’t have even realized it was from that movie…I just thought it was a really deep quote! Haha

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