I was the kind of mom that hovered over when someone held my baby. Is she fussing? She might be hungry. I think her paci is going to fall out. Here, I will just take her. It took me a good while to recognize and embrace the notion that my child was her very own […]Read More Open Hands.
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.
Whoever coined the term “thirty, flirty and thriving” is also probably the person behind the “terrible twos”. Its all a lie. Three-year-olds are the ACTUAL worst and turning thirty means the overnight decline of your body. Have you ever tried to open a can with a rusty, good-for-nothing can opener and been so frustrated that […]Read More Thirty (one), flirty, and barely able to walk because I worked out.
(I initially posted this to Instagram but moved it here so I could edit it a little more) I had one of those moments as a mother today that you know you’re going to remember forever. Austen got dressed this morning and then came into tell me that she felt like she needed to be the […]Read More Forgiveness.
We are going to call this a blog, even though those are apparently dying. If you want the new, cool thing- you should find yourself a podcast. This is my current favorite. I have toyed around with idea of having a blog. I actually had one a long time ago when Austen was a baby […]Read More Welcome.
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)
When I hear that someone is pregnant again, someone who was pregnant when I was or even after, I find myself thinking, “Wow! That was fast”. In my mind, so little time has passed since I was pregnant with my daughter. But as friends lap with me with their second, third, or even fourth baby, […]Read More The struggles and acceptance of secondary fertility
Early in my co-parenting journey, I heard a quote that redefined the way I viewed my relationship with my ex-husband. Glennon Doyle Melton said, “Just do the next right thing. One thing at a time. That’ll take you all the way home.” Often times, co-parenting means dealing with someone who has brought you tremendous pain […]Read More Co-parenting: It takes two
Over and over again, I found myself saying, “I am really lucky” and “We are so blessed” as people congratulated us at our wedding. Yes, it’s true — I am blessed beyond measure to have a healthy family, a partner who is committed to me and my daughter, and the joy of sharing all of […]Read More Yes I’m blessed — but I did the work