why there are no silver medals in motherhood

What happened? There are days when the temp is high and humid and I look around at life and I just want to whisper to someone what happened? How did this become my life? ...more

the social media pause we all have

I’ve noticed something about social media. In some ways it’s as if this layer of kindness was stripped away and the fact that we’re answering on the computer or on our phones has given permission for responses to made without as much tact or kindness or understanding. There’s this icky form of judgment, in way ....more

the day my toddler fell from the window

I’ve never written about this day. Sure, I’ve talked about it often. I’ve spoken in front of moms groups or chatted with other moms and dads about that late June day in 2007 ....more

Happy Mom Secrets 3: What did you get done today?

Honestly. This is the best explanation of why us moms seemingly get nothing done. Except, as you’ll see, we’re working all ....more

100 Years of Fashion. Which would you choose?

Sometimes I just run across cool videos that I want to share. Like this: I think I love it because it shows such a glimpse into culture and expectations and identity and all of that. I laughed at the eighties one – and then I remembered ....more

what doing a good job in motherhood really looks like

Sometimes at night I will look in the mirror and give myself an “F” for my day of mothering. Well, maybe a “D” and rarely a “C” and even more rarely one of those high grades that I always seemed to get in school but rarely bestow on myself now. Like today ....more

why you are worth more than “I’m fine”

I know. I’m fine. I utter it to myself and to others all the time ....more

20 Mom Things I Wish I Had Done More Of

1. Compared Less. ...more

Need a laugh? These #momtexts are the best.

Oh my word. I love Jimmy Fallon. Like he makes me laugh all the time ....more

to the mom who has yelled

First, listen, this is a safe space. There’s no judging if you’ve yelled at your kids. I can’t judge ....more