NO ONE AROUND HERE EVER THINKS ABOUT WHAT I NEED OR WANT! Please, for the love of Target, tell me I am not the only one who has yelled this after a particularly difficult day. Bonus points if you also do this while angrily throwing dirty dishes in the sink. But the thing is, I […]Read More You are not a burden.
Oh, look! Another parenting article about having it all! Here is the part where I tell you that you can’t have it all — it’s just impossible. Or, I tell you you can have it all — in these ten easy steps. I might even sell you something at the end. The thing about having it […]Read More How to unlearn the myth of ‘having it all’
I was talking to girlfriends today about how I lost my mind last night. I was yelling at everyone in my house, crying and carrying on. There were a multitude of stressors but the final straw was a glass of milk, set on the counter, instead of emptied and rinsed. They kindly reminded me that […]Read More How to keep from going crazy (even if you feel like you already have)
I have known Brittany Hayes for more than ten years and what has always struck me about her is that she is unbelievably resilient. The past few years have found her calling on that resiliency and determination more than ever. In 2014, she gave birth to her second son, Eli. Throughout his first few months […]Read More 5 Questions – When motherhood takes an unexpected turn
Ten percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage–yet many women feel like they have to deal with the emotional and physical fallout on their own. I spoke to Lisa O’Dell, mother of four, about her miscarriages. Below, she gives us some insight into her experiences and how to support friends you may know in a […]Read More 5 Questions: How to support a friend when pregnancy ends in miscarriage
At any given moment, I have text messages going about a myriad of topics. There’s the therapeutic talk of relationships happening with my high school friend. A group text with my fiancé’s whole family where we share accomplishments, plans and humorous observations. I text my best friend daily — sometimes just an alternating chorus of […]Read More Why we need to make more “we time” for friends