Being an introverted mother is hard because when all you want, and need, is a moment alone, tiny toddler hands pull and poke and suck the life out of you.

The Struggle Of The Introverted Mother

Not too long ago, I woke up one day and decided I was going to be attentive to, and present with, my kids the whole day. I was interested in every toy they brought over to show me. I heeded every cry of concern they had over some cartoon character’s possible demise. I listened to them, […] Read more…

Sometimes it's hard to remember why I married my husband, but the reasons are there if i look for then.

I Don’t Remember Why I Married Him

I worked in the post office at the small Bible college I attended. One of my jobs was to hand out I.D. cards to the new students every semester. I suffered from what I self-diagnosed as “crush of the day” syndrome back then so I was titillated to have the opportunity to meet many of […] Read more…

It took me way too long to buy these magical garments.

A Love Letter to Shapewear

Dear Shapewear, I never planned on becoming friends with you. For that matter, I never planned on falling in love with you. For so long you were like a popular kid in school, and I didn’t understand what the big deal was. You were just another item of clothing. One more thing to put on […] Read more…

No one gets an A in motherhood. But you also don't deserve an F.

Getting a B in Motherhood

In college, I had a class with a notoriously difficult professor. He wasn’t mean or vindictive or cruel. He was actually a pretty great guy. His classes were just tough and that’s the way it was. Because I enjoy challenges, I decided to bust my butt for one of his tests. I had studied for […] Read more…

Just because you're not bringing home a check every week doesn't mean you're not a work-from-home mom.

We’re All Work-From-Home Moms

“So you’re just a stay-at-home mom? If I had a dime for every time I’ve been asked this I could buy myself a new set of yoga pants. There always seems to be some sort of tension between the moms who work outside of the home, moms who work from home, and moms who stay […] Read more…

today i cried

Today I Cried

Today I cried. I cried because my three-year-old refuses to listen to me. I cried because my son ripped the waterproof cover off of his mattress. I cried because my daughter misses her dad when he’s at work. I cried because my two-year-old keeps playing with water when my back is turned and I’m tired […] Read more…

Fighting The Fear Of Raising Assholes

The other night I went to bed wondering if I was raising assholes. The kids had been fine that day, but it seems like you can’t open up a news site without reading something jerk-ish a kid did. So I started freaking out that I was raising kids who would someday be one of those […] Read more…

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