motherhood

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+00:00 May 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+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Motherhood, Pushing past your comfort zone|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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+00:00 November 24th, 2014|Categories: Motherhood, Womanhood|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

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 [...]

President Grandma and the Shrill Working Mothers

Women are just more emotional than men. Have you heard this statement before? I sure have. Much like, “Like a girl,” it seems to have a negative energy surrounding it. It is never said like, “Wow, women are so much more emotional than men,” but more like, “ugh, women are [...]

All the Single Ladies (and I DON’T mean your status)!

Recently I read a piece in which the author, a woman, was discussing the notion that she, as a woman, had to be, “everything to everyone.” She was reflecting on the idea that the roles that are central to her existence are defined by how they relate to other people. [...]

By | 2015-06-16T18:49:30+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Categories: Womanhood|Tags: , , , , , , , |6 Comments