Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

oh, bother. was created out of my struggle as a working mom in a Pinterest world. I’m a DIYer wannabe and creative design appreciator, but I usually find myself falling a bit short in the execution. You’ll see.

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So... am I allowed to say this? I'm a little worried that Holden is getting bratty. She's entering that screeching phase where she emits this high-pitched horrible noise when she is displeased with something. Which is apparently all the time.

I purposefully threw my Nuk onto the floor and I wish it was in my mouth!

You locked up all the bleach and chemicals!

I want you to pick me up!

I changed my mind, put me down!

You told me "no" when I looked you directly in the eyes and deliberately continued to throw pieces of food onto the floor!

You made me stop banging my head against the fireplace!

I prefer to wear a dirty diaper!

You put your boob away even though I was clearly finished nursing and just wanted to play with it!

You won't let me play in Sally's water bowl!

You made me stop eating mulch and dirt!

  This is a whole new territory for me and I'm pretty sure I don't like it. Firstly, it is so tough to relinquish control over her upbringing when I go to work every day. I am very lucky that my parents watch Holden for me, and I obviously know that they can raise a fantastic woman (ahem!), but... I am starting to struggle with the whole situation.

You can do all the online research and click on those "Raise a respectful child" Pins you want, but when you're in the moment and realize your life is being run by an 18-lb. tyrant, it's humbling to say the least. Especially when she thinks "no" is a fun game we're playing.

Anyway, this is apparently where things are going now. Any tips or advice for me?

yep, still breastfeeding

yep, still breastfeeding

pinterest quasi-fail: baby's monthly photos

pinterest quasi-fail: baby's monthly photos