Motherhood

Know Thyself

When I was a little girl, I knew I was meant to be an entertainer.  I could just feel it in my bones.  When I was really small, I lived in leotards and ballet slippers, and was never nervous about dance recitals.  As a pre-teeen, I begged my father to [...]

Five Things to be Thankful For on Mother’s Day

Recently while showering in my new home I noticed the words “Happy Mother’s Day” written in steam on my bathroom mirror. I started to think about who had put it there for the woman who occupied this home before me. Was it her husband? Her children? And what were they [...]

By |2015-06-16T18:21:57+00:00May 5th, 2015|Categories: Motherhood, Womanhood|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Mommy Kryptonite – What brings this mama to her knees?

Being a mom is hard. We never get a day off, and are usually the default parents, expected to manage all manner of domestic difficulty no matter what else is happening in our lives. Moms are amazing at stepping up, rising to the occasion, and handling all sorts of crap. [...]

By |2015-06-16T18:24:39+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Motherhood, Pushing past your comfort zone|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Five Reasons to Refuse Resolutions in 2015.

Resolution. The dictionary defines it as a determining, a deciding, a solving of a puzzle, or the answering of a question. To me, in making resolutions, we buy into the idea that there is a problem, puzzle, or question to be solved in our lives. In making new year’s resolutions [...]

Home for the Holidays

Do you remember that feeling of getting up Christmas morning and rushing out to the living room to find cookie crumbs on the plate of cookies you left out for Santa, a stocking full of tiny goodies, and a colorful clutch of presents under the tree? Do you remember how [...]

Follow You, Follow Me.

Today, I watched helplessly as my number of followers on Twitter began to slowly dwindle. I watched the number tick down over the course of the day, and couldn’t help but wonder why it was bothering me. Okay, here’s the situation. In the past few months I have gone from [...]

Babies or No Babies – That is the Question!

Tonight, I am reflecting on babies. Having babies. Not having babies. The right number of babies. The right mix of boy babies to girl babies. In America, we are absolutely fixated on all things baby. If a married couple doesn’t have any babies we ask them why. Or we simply [...]

By |2015-06-16T18:28:36+00:00November 24th, 2014|Categories: Motherhood, Womanhood|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

It’s My Pity Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To.

My life is, by all accounts, a good life. I’m healthy. I have a job, a husband, great kids, a home, and good friends. I really have nothing to complain about. But guess what? Sometimes I like to throw a good old-fashioned pity party and be bummed out about stuff. [...]

By |2016-07-19T22:10:15+00:00October 20th, 2014|Categories: Motherhood, Womanhood|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

This Old House

I often doubt myself for decisions I make, but never so harshly as I have since this spring. Why? In March, my family moved into a new house. There were many reasons we decided to move, including getting the boys into a better school district, wanting more space, and wanting [...]

Gone Girl

Haven’t you ever just wanted to disappear? Be a gone girl? Just take off on a personal journey and not worry about anyone else but yourself? Or maybe it isn’t even as meaningful as taking a personal journey, but just get the hell outta Dodge and take a break from [...]