Hi. I’m Ben and Ava’s mom. My name is actually Katie, but few people remember that once they meet my munchkins. So yeah, I’ve started a blog…and I do quite a bit of different things. Aside from being a mom, I’m a lovable grouch, girl dork, glitter princess, aspiring actress, lab manager, compliance person, occasional… Continue reading About benandavasmom
My January 1 didn’t go any bit the way I planned and it kind of set the tone for the whole month, no matter how annoyingly positive I tried to spin things. But one thing January allowed me to do was to search for meanings in things. And to remember why I do the things… Continue reading I am an actress.
It’s been a busy year. This past Saturday the kids got to see me on the “big screen” for a screening of the short film I was a part of for the 48 Hour Film Festival. It was pretty cool. And scary. And a little stressful. We aren’t used to being downtown after dark. Ben… Continue reading Merplings on the red carpet!!
Before you doubt yourself, here’s some stuff to think about, remember, & do: 1) At the end of the day, you’re the one who’s gotta live with yourself. You’re the one who’s ultimately going to pull it all together…even if you’re not alone, it comes down to you. Make yourself proud first. Take care of… Continue reading Deep Thoughts
Ben and I both woke up and 2:30 this morning. He was achy and burning up. Fever of 104.7!!! His throat hurts. It’s gotta be strep again. Soooo…we’re headed to the doc in a bit to get antibiotics. Meanwhile I loaded him down with ibuprofen and packed him in ice for a bit…but his fever… Continue reading Mommy is the most effective fever reducer ever
Today was Ava’s school Mardi Gras parade. It was also a day of Ben’s pre-LEAP testing. And I had to work. But I got off to watch the parade, intent on going back. As I arrived at school, my cell phone rang and it was the school. Ben had a headache. I checked him out… Continue reading Some Days I Mom So Hard…