“I’m Sorry This is So Frustrating, Mom”

“I’m Sorry This is So Frustrating, Mom”

“I’m sorry this is so frustrating, Mom,” my seven year old son said as he hugged me. I should have thanked him, but instead I tried to correct him. “I’m not frustrated. I’m fine.” But even I didn’t believe my short tense words. I wasn’t fooling anyone. He paused and...
She Has the Best Advice

She Has the Best Advice

I was standing in our kitchen after tucking all three of my kids into bed for the night when my oldest son, now seven, came out of his room. I knew the moment his brother and sister heard him out of bed they would follow. “Perfect,” I thought. I had just...
Valentine’s Day Now That You’re a Mom

Valentine’s Day Now That You’re a Mom

*This photo was taken ten years ago… so…. I feel like that clarifies things. Lean close, friend. I have a feeling that I know what’s happening at your house right now… and it’s only because it’s happening at mine. We are five days away from Valentine’s...
Parenting After Miscarriage: Exposing the Underlying Fear

More Pancakes Less Internet Politics

Recently, the internet feels like a really big crowded room where everyone is shouting. “This is what I think!” “You’re wrong!” “How can you think that way?!” “What are we going to do?!” “What are you so worried about?!” “How are you not worried?! This is a disaster!”...
You are a D@#$ Good Mom

You are a D@#$ Good Mom

My five year old daughter, Kadence, has this mirror we hung in her room a few birthdays ago so she could pretend to have her own dance studio. (It was in her brief ballerina phase.) I don’t know what it is about that mirror, but she’s always sassier when she stands in...
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