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Sarah Stover

I am: Mom of a four year old little girl and a two year old spider monkey- er, little boy- as well as a seventy pound lap dog. Wife of a programmer/soccer coach/smart aleck. Neurotic clean freak coming to terms with fingerprints and Goldfish crumbs, and wannabe writer turned amateur blogger.... Full Bio
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Today was especially productiv ... by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Today was especially productive. I wrote two thank you notes, mended a pair of Jim's pajama pants, repaired a rip in a throw pillow AND the torn leg of Eli's plush Spiderman ... Read on »
***coughcough oh hey I have new blog now coughcough*** by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I feel a little shy about this, but I sort of started another blog. Nothing fun and flashy like a review blog or a fashion blog or a cooking blog- no, this would be more l ... Read on »
*Also, Sugar by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So here's another post to add to the folder I like to call "Proof that your early childhood was filled with Christmas magic*." One of my family's favorite Christmas co ... Read on »
132 Beats Per Minute by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting You know what was a little heart wrenching? Having the ultrasound tech yesterday see yet another empty sac where there should have been a tiny nubbin with a heartbeat, and ... Read on »
3 Out Of 4 by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Hey guess what? I'm having a good day so far. I know. Mostly it's because I am getting brave about trying fun foods again (pizza with something other than cheese! chocol ... Read on »
3 Out Of 4 by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Hey guess what? I'm having a good day so far. I know. Mostly it's because I am getting brave about trying fun foods again (pizza with something other than cheese! chocola ... Read on »
600. Not Nearly As Awesome As The Cast Of 300. by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Hey! This is my six hundredth post. How have I managed to write six hundred times and not yet say anything earth shaking or award winning? Who knew there was so very much b ... Read on »
A Baker's Dozen by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting You know how people always joke that no one should ever get kids real gifts, and instead just give them boxes and toilet paper rolls and stuff because that's all they reall ... Read on »
A Dozen Pictures. No, Really- A Dozen by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Eli's birthday cake, Cars themed, decorated as usual by my mom. I always defer to the master. Eli very seriously- almost threateningly - enjoying said cake. B ... Read on »
A Favorite Photo- Day 25 by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This was taken during my seventh month of pregnancy with Eli. It was by far my least pleasant pregnancy and in general I would characterize my mood as being fairly depress ... Read on »
A Mother Is Born by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Dear Baby Smith Eliot, Yesterday was your birthday! You arrived so quickly you had everyone in shock- you must not have gotten the memo that first babies are supposed to ... Read on »
A Phase by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting (Written a few days ago, at rapid, venting speed, and then posted after proofreading to ensure it wasn't excessively over dramatic and woe-is-me.) (It might still be anyw ... Read on »
A Place I Love by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Day 28... almost done! Now I can go back to having nothing specific to post about and publishing lists of bullet-point complaints! One of my favorite places is our fami ... Read on »
A Thousand Calories Later by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We interrupt your regularly scheduled morning with this announcement: I think I ate my weight in Nutella last night. O.M.G. I still feel sick and sluggish just thinking ab ... Read on »
A Watched Pot Does Boil (Over) by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Hmm, well that last post got a lot of response (for my blog anyways!) I kind of figured it would. In my experience, people are usually very eager to talk about what is "nor ... Read on »
About Last Night by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Yesterday evening around nine, things started happening exactly how they happened the night I went into labor with Eli: I was bleeding; my legs felt shaky and my lower back ... Read on »
Accomplished by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting No, I COULDN'T be bothered to sit that plastic basketball hoop back up for the picture. My arms were too tired from singlehandedly raking up a forest's worth of leaves. ... Read on »
Accomplished by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting No, I COULDN'T be bothered to sit that plastic basketball hoop back up for the picture. My arms were too tired from singlehandedly raking up a forest's worth of leaves. ... Read on »
All Eventualities by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, I think I've mentioned a couple of times that I'm working through the required reading part of my doula training over the summer, right? And that in the fall I'm going ... Read on »
Allergies, Home Additions, Hormone Shots... Definitely A First-World Problems Post by Sarah Stover Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The state of everything: Health: I think my allergy flare up was maybe a cold. My misery level has ratcheted way down, even though the weather is still going bonkers i ... Read on »