Varsity

Dear World, Today is Election Day. (Go vote! Even if your kids are off of school, I urge you to vote! However, NOT THE POINT OF THIS POST!) I am writing to tell you that, before noon today, I earned a varsity letter on my mom jacket. Let's start at the beginning: This morning, I woke up before 7, which is unusual for ...

Special Guest

On the latest episode of The Podcast I welcome a very special guest. Together we talk about wellness, my marriage post, and loving someone with a mental health issue. Have I piqued your interest? [audio mp3="http://mommyeverafter.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Mommy-Ever-After-Episode-8.mp3"] Well, the audio is above and the Epi is live on iTunes and Carla Thomas is on the record player and love is in my heart. For anyone who ...

Five Things Podcast

Hello! Hi! I've missed you! As you can see from the photos above, I have been busy. SOOO BIZZY. You know, with things like re-doing my bathroom, getting makeovers at my daughter's new salon, taking & printing photos at the dinner table with my girlfriends and dancing at Kellerman's. DIRTY dancing. In all seriousness, the collage above shows ...

“You’ll Be Back”

Last summer, it was all about the music. In kid world, it was all about Hamilton. My son, in particular, was obsessed with the soundtrack and we had to play "You'll Be Back" on repeat. And by "had to" I mean that I was loving the fact that my kids were getting into musical theatre. Now, it's ...

Adult Friendship

“Friendship. It’s complicated,” I wrote, in my piece about "Thirteen Reasons Why", echoing Hannah Baker’s own words. In that particular post I highlighted some of the hardest aspects of life, and so I wanted to revisit this notion and to explain—on a deeper level—how I feel. Friendship, when you are an adult, can be both essential and ...

Where I’ve Been

Hello! Hey, friend. I’ve missed you. You look really cute today, by the way. I have not written in too long (though I did recently publish a new podcast and one with a cliffhanger, no less!) and so I want to catch up with you. I hope that you’ve been well. Here is what has been going on and why ...

The Never Podcast

When it comes to my tribe, I am so lucky. I have said it before and I will say it again. I feel so grateful that my best friends, with whom I speak to regularly, send me texts saying, "You NEED to publish a new episode of the podcast! I miss your voice!" They know my stories. They do hear my ...

It was amazing

"You never play outside with us like that, mama!" my daughter said, smiling.  "I know, love," I began. "I want to play outside with you..." She cut me off.  "No, mama. You did play outside with us today and it was the most fun day ever. It was amazing." *** I cannot even begin to count how many times I have written ...

Walk the line

I stood at my back door after a stressful morning drop-off with my kids. I had been 1 minute shy of another tardy slip and so I raced to get my daughter to school on time and she made it. But it was tense. Anxiety seeped out from me; it was palpable. My kids felt it. It wasn't ...

Oh Captain, My Captain

Originally published on August 12, 2014 *** I still remember the day in the fall of 2011. "YOU haven't seen Dead Poet's Society? YOU? It's like made for you!" My friend said to me as we watched our girls toddle around my living room. "It's all about poetry and literature and living deliberately. You must see it." You see, I ...