To the Mom that Doesn’t Want to Live, but Doesn’t Want to Die

I was hesitant to post this. For all the obvious reasons. Yet, I feel like it is incredibly important to share what mental health in motherhood really looks like when we start to openly talk about it. That title is heavy, and would appear as though a cry for help. Let me preface with, this…

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Dear Sweet Girl

Dear sweet girl, As you turn the big 1-0 today and officially enter the preteen years there are a few things I want you to know. Some life lessons that as you start making your way towards those oh-so-fun teenage years, I think will serve you great value. I want you to first know that…

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Motherhood. You Sneaky Foe.

Motherhood. You sneaky sneak foe. You fair-weathered friend. Every time I think I have you figured out. You go and change on me. Every time I fiiiinaly master an age + stage you move right along to the next one without any notice of new changes. Every time I think I know what to expect…

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Our Nine Year Old Has a Phone, and we love it.

It might sound a bit extra but our daughter got her first phone as a Christmas gift when she was seven. We made this big decision for various reasons. At the time, the main reason was that she was racing cars and at those tracks she would run wild [within reason] with her friends +…

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When the Little Things Make You Scream

I’ve always heard don’t cry over spilled milk; but what about crying over hot sauce? Is that allowed?? Why is it always the little things. The small minor things that makes us well, me ab.so.lutely. lose it? And when I lose it, I yell. THAT is my coping mechanism. And let me tell you, I…

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Five is Magic. When You Know You’re Done Having Babies.

This season is such a weird season of life. It’s such an odd space to sit in. To be perfectly happy & overwhelmingly content with each of our three babes, yet still have this saddening gut wrenching acceptance that we are done making babies. To acknowledge that I choose to not be pregnant again, that…

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