Ramblings of a New Mom

I always heard and seen people with their children. I thought I understood what it meant to love someone that much. I see now that I didn’t understand at all. I love my husband so very much but the feelings I have for my daughter can’t be described as love. The emotion is too strong and for me different than love, I feel it in a different place. It’s all consuming and powerful in a way that defies logic....more

Control in Motherhood is Different

In my 3+ years of mothering, I now know that some of the challenges in Motherhood are all about control. I've seen or heard from others that being a Mother invites control into your life. Even if you didn't struggle with control before becoming a Mother, you now struggle with control....more

To the Mom Whose Hands are Full

If I had a nickel for every time I heard, “Man, you’ve got your hands full,” I could guiltlessly go to Target a lot more often. I hear it pretty much every time I go to the grocery store, every football game we attend, or just anytime I venture out into the world with all three in tow. You would think I had a go-to witty remark tucked into my back pocket, but instead I just laugh and say something like, “Yep. Sure do. They’re pretty sweet, though.” Lame....more

To the Mom Whose Hands are Full

If I had a nickel for every time I heard, “Man, you’ve got your hands full,” I could guiltlessly go to Target a lot more often. I hear it pretty much every time I go to the grocery store, every football game we attend, or just anytime I venture out into the world with all three in tow. You would think I had a go-to witty remark tucked into my back pocket, but instead I just laugh and say something like, “Yep. Sure do. They’re pretty sweet, though.” Lame....more

How to Indulge While Caring for Home and Family

It's no secret that motherhood is hard. Being a stay-at-home Mom is hard hard work. I mean, if I don't schedule and protect some time alone to indulge in whatever I want, then I really lose my mind.But, even when I schedule time in just for me, inevitably it's just not enough. You know the days, right?...more

Rest In Peace

I wish I loved my mother a bit less. I wish I had a career I loved. I wish I’d had more kids, maybe more unconditional love. I wish I loved my mother even more. I wish I could have known my biological mother and father. I wish my mother could have been brave. I wish my mother could have loved me more....more

Finding & Building Friendships as Women and Moms

Not too long ago, I met a woman through a mutual friend. The friend we shared in common mentioned to me how much I'd like the woman I eventually met. And, like her I did!When she arrived at my house for the first time, her her hair was wrapped. Instantly, I was aware this woman just might have some similar values with which we could connect. But, as we all started talking and discussing, I realized that this particular woman had more depth and I wanted to know more....more
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