Me too

“Take a deep breath. Now exhale. Don’t forget to breathe,” I am telling myself. My heartrate, as of late, has been too fast, and so I am trying to use some of my calming tools. One of my kids is painting pottery at the kitchen table. The other is eating cold pizza and watching Peppa Pig. My husband is ...

Like me

This is not the post I set out to write. Which, in some ways, says it all. I wrote 3/4 of a different post today, about #honestmotherhood. As I was writing, I stumbled upon an anecdote I wanted to share, and it reminded me of some other stories and that reminded me of the fact that much of what ...

Motherhood Understood

Hey! It's been a long time, now hasn't it? I've missed you! And, it's been a really long time since we've gone deep. Or talked about boobs. I had the chance to do all of these things, and so much more, when I spoke to Brooke and Jen of Motherhood Understood, a place where guilt can be thrown ...

Their names

Ok. This is a biggie. Not in the way that some other posts are biggies, but in a different (and maybe even biggie-er) way. I have been writing this blog for over seven and a half years. On it I have shared my innermost thoughts and feelings; my deep secrets; my real-time triumphs and trials. I have even shared ...

Forgive me

Dear Friends, Will you forgive me? Every single day for the past week I have picked up my computer, opened it up with the intention to write... and then stopped. Every single day. I do not know what is getting in my way. I have so much to share; perhaps that weight feels crushing. Last week, I published this, as that was ...

This time of year

I remember when I wrote this post -- about the autumn leaves crunching under my feet and the smell of firewood in the air. I remember it so vividly, yet it was over six years ago, when my daughter was not even six months old. She was just starting to speak, as she was an incredibly early (and eager) ...

Too much.

I have spent this week (among other things...) trying to think about how to phrase this post. I did not know whether to explain myself or to apologize or to complain or to express gratitude; what I decided to do was to keep it real and say that the reason why I have not written this week, ...

Newest member.

This week we experienced a momentous day in the world of our tribe: My girl got to meet our newest member. Who is this new, beloved boy, you ask? Well, I will tell you. *** In my Junior year of High School I became best friends with a girl with the biggest smile and an even bigger heart. She has ...

Pinterest me (the after).

Exactly one week ago, I challenged myself to a 7 day experiment of sorts. I called it "Pinterest me." and I spoke of my lack of confidence and sense of personal style. And so, I made a private Pinterest board (you can see my Pinterest Page Here) and pinned looks that were out of my comfort zone ...