Motherhood is an experience unlike any other. It has changed me physically, emotionally, and mentally. Now that I'm a mom, I'm different in lots of ways. I have a curfew. So don't plan to invite me out past like 6:00 PM. My kids are in bed by 8:00, which mean's I'm used to going to … Continue reading I’m Different, Now That I’m A Mom.
For kids, making friends requires little to no effort. You're at the same playground. FRIENDS. You're in my class? WE'RE BEST FRIENDS NOW. As we get older, our social circles shrink, childhood friends move away to get married or have kids, and we find ourselves surrounded by hundreds of people but not close to any … Continue reading Why is it so hard to make friends as an adult?
This is the time of year many of us are setting goals for ourselves in an effort to make this new year be better than our last. Resolutions ranging from eating healthier, working out more, or spending time with our family. It makes sense - new year, new us. How many of you are determining … Continue reading The First Step to Overcoming Anxiety
Dear daughter, While you were napping today, I had a chance to catch my breath and think about things. I started thinking about our days together, and how much fun we have. We run, and play, and read books, and laugh, and snuggle. A lot of our days are so much fun! You are learning … Continue reading A Letter to My Daughter: While You Were Napping
We are smack dab in the middle of some rough times, y'all. Our son refuses to sleep longer than two hour stretches at night, and our daughter has a giant personality that sometimes chooses to manifest itself by running circles around me or screaming for no reason. These days are hard. And sometimes these days … Continue reading For Moms, When Your Days Are Long
Dear Momma, I saw you this morning - panicking because you overslept, rushing to throw your hair up and sling some clothes on. I can sense your frustration: with the alarm clock, with your ever-waking baby, with yourself for falling behind. You rush to put your makeup on, but concealer never quite seems to hide … Continue reading To The Sleep Deprived Mom
Our son has a difficult time sleeping. Difficult? Maybe impossible is the most accurate word. For a time he slept wonderfully. And now that time is gone. It was maybe two weeks ago that I found myself at my breaking point: at work, crying to a coworker because I was just. so. tired. I … Continue reading You’re Not a Bad Mother.