Panic: A Second Baby Was Never in the Plans

Many of us blogger moms write beautiful, wonderful stories about the births of our children. They're stories filled with happy tears, love, and smooshy newborns. A recent tweet from my friend Keli got me thinking: Sometimes the stories start a little sooner and aren't all unicorns farting rainbows. Sometimes they're more PANIX AND SWEAR WORDZ AND MOAR PANIX! ...more
@bellejarblog I'm starting to think this is a common thing. So many surprise babies!! more

Panic: A Second Baby Was Never in the Plans

Many of us blogger moms write beautiful, wonderful stories about the births of our children. They're stories filled with happy tears, love, and smooshy newborns. A recent tweet from my friend Keli got me thinking: Sometimes the stories start a little sooner and aren't all unicorns farting rainbows. Sometimes they're more PANIX AND SWEAR WORDZ AND MOAR PANIX! ...more
@Mom Off Meth TWINS?!?! Oh my gosh that made me LOL. more

BlogHer At Home Giveaway #3: More Swag Bags and a BlogHer13 Pass

Are you having fun, BlogHer-at-Homers?I know I am. We love, love, love your participation in BlogHer at Home, and can't wait to keep hearing from you as we wrap up the conference. We hope that your participation will expand your view of the BlogHer Conference experience, content, and community. We also hope that have been making connections with each other -- sharing your blogs, your Twitter experience, and whatever other platforms are important to you. (Instagram, anyone? Let's see those shoes....more
I would LOVE to attend BlogHer this year. BlogHer has given me a voice I'd never have otherwise ... more

Is It The Way He Walks? Or the Color of His Skin?

You see him approach. You become uneasy. You wonder if he has a gun or a knife or will he simply hit you upside the head with his fist and snatch your purse or wallet. You take stock of how much cash you have, whether your credit card company reimburses for fraudulent charges. As he approaches, you clutch your bag closer to your person. You look around for anyone near enough to notice when he accosts you, maybe call the police for you. You realize you don’t expect anyone to actually physically help you, though (the people on hidden camera on TV never help)....more
I've always prided myself on my tolerance. I'm not racist, I'm not homophobic, and I don't ... more

A Contributing Factor to My OCD + A 9/11 Rememberance Story

*I wish I could be more eloquent. I wish I could tell this story the way I want to, the way it looks in the deep recesses of my brain. Unfortunately it comes out all jumbled and confusing, exactly the way I feel... In September of 2001, my sister, with whom I had little relationship with, and I decided I was going to fly out to NYC and spend a long weekend together. It had been 10 years since we had seen each other, and we wanted to begin a strong, adult relationship on our own terms. I was nervous but couldn't have been more excited. It was a new beginning. ...more

The Adult Graduation

Plenty of fuss lately over the kids' graduations but what of the hardworking adult greeting that exhaustive milestone? Meet Lindsy Floyd - a wife, mother and now, former student:...more

Um, AWESOME picture. more

I’m Not A Bad Mom Because I Take Medication

OK, its confession time. I take antidepressants. I took them when I was pregnant with Ronin. I took them when I pumped breastmilk for him for 13 months. I took them when I was pregnant with Ellie. And I’m still taking them while I continue to breastfeed her at 14+ months. I believe this DOES NOT make me a bad mom....more

I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and to say that I'm struggling right now would be a gross ... more

A Monster Among Us

My sweet, perfect brother is a pedophile and our father has been telling elaborate lies to cover for him.Crash. Boom. Thud.That is the sound of my brain crashing through my heart crashing through my stomach and landing on the floor. To say that I am stunned is a gross understatement. ...more

Thank you for reading. The awareness that is spreading is keeping me going right now. more

A Monster Among Us

My sweet, perfect brother is a pedophile and our father has been telling elaborate lies to cover for him.Crash. Boom. Thud.That is the sound of my brain crashing through my heart crashing through my stomach and landing on the floor. To say that I am stunned is a gross understatement. ...more

And I am so grateful to have you here listening. The awareness that I'm spreading is what's ... more

A Monster Among Us

My sweet, perfect brother is a pedophile and our father has been telling elaborate lies to cover for him.Crash. Boom. Thud.That is the sound of my brain crashing through my heart crashing through my stomach and landing on the floor. To say that I am stunned is a gross understatement. ...more

I'm beginning to realize that there are just too many questions and too much confusion to deal ... more