Every mom (and, even every woman, maybe) needs a village. A reeeeal village. A place where you can let down your hair and get comfortable. I have a village. I have a group of women who are supportive and honest and push me to be my best self and allow me to be my suckiest… Continue reading Find Your Village
Why am I so unpredictable as a parent? Why am I sometimes a fun, patient mother and sometimes a grouchy, snappy mother? Why can I sometimes lay my head on my pillow at night feeling like I did my kids right and sometimes, with tears in my eyes and resentment in my heart, I just… Continue reading Being a Human is Hard!
Do you remember when we were teenagers and we thought nothing terrible could happen to us? We made crazy choices like riding in our friend’s truck at 100 mph or going on blind dates with strangers in Italy (just me?) or taking a drink from a total stranger. Teenagers think they’re invincible. I remember learning in Psychology 101… Continue reading It CAN Happen to You
I’ve been struggling, you guys know that! I use this space to be REAL with my ugly thoughts. It helps me to get all my yuck out and I hope it helps other people to know that they aren’t the only ones who don’t wake up and poop out rainbows. I think it’s important to… Continue reading Nothing Extra
I’ve written a few times about how I accidentally got married. I don’t regret stumbling into this life that I have. This dude I accidentally married is truly perfect for me and I wouldn’t take it back for a minute, but I’d be lying if I said I never imagine what my life could be like.… Continue reading My Meltdown
I’m in a tough season right now. Pregnancy is tough for me. It’s really, really tough actually. The physical part is challenging, yes. The throwing up and the aches and the weight gain aren’t fun, but the part that just rocks me to my core is the mental stuff. It’s the change within my heart… Continue reading God’s Grace
Dane is three and half years old and for almost all three and a half years I have known that something was off. I verbalized this regularly to family and friends mostly because that’s what I do–say out loud everything I think or feel or worry about. That’s how I know what I’m even feeling or thinking–I hear… Continue reading About Dane