Kids Love Their Grandma and They Also Love Going to Her House – and That Makes Life Easier Shortly after we got married, my husband and I considered moving away from our home town. Neither of us enjoys Midwest winters, and the idea of heading south to year-round warmth certainly had its appeal. Ultimately, […]
It’s no secret women care about their boobs. We think about the size and shape, we compare them to the lingerie models and the woman sitting next to us on the beach. Some of us are born with boobs that hang lower than we would like. When you throw having kids into the mix, whether […]
Lilly wants to be a princess when she grows up. She’s four years old and 34 pounds of sass, satin and pink glitter. I’m 32 and I own 34 pounds of flannel. She is my brilliant daughter; the walking, talking stereotype of “girly girl.” I am her mommy, frequently her prince and, occasionally, the village idiot. […]
Last night as I was making dinner my daughter asked if we could sit on the front porch and eat. It sounded like the most wonderful idea and after we all fixed our plates and made our way outside I began to think about what life is going to be like after my kiddos leave. […]
Last week I took a plane to a big city I had never been to for a super exciting work trip. When I arrived at my destination, I had hours until I had to do the work thing; if you can call hanging out with other mother writers and getting pampered work. I was talking […]
Listen, I’m thankful. I swear. But that doesn’t stop me from absolutely loathing the day. Are you in the same boat?
In this crazy, mixed up world, I find comforts in constant truths. And if there's one truth I can count on no matter what, that truth is: When on a road trip, one of my kids is going to throw up. Oddly enough, this is not a truth in which I find comfort. It started […]
How my pregnancy depression lead me down a dark path.
On Friday morning my school gathers for a flag ceremony and most of the parents stay after drop off to participate. As my stomach has grown, it’s not unusual to have parents come up to me and want to chat about my pregnancy. As many of you moms-to-be already know, stomach touching goes with the […]