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To All Those Who Shame Divorce- Screw You

To All Those Who Shame Divorce- Screw You

I am so irritated when I think of all the divorce-shaming, judging, and ridiculing that women endure when they choose to leave — as if everyone has the same story as them. As if on every page, behind every house, the walls have the same people with the same...
Does Changing Careers As a Mother Make You Selfish or Selfless?

Does Changing Careers As a Mother Make You Selfish or Selfless?

“The bay of boredom starts with a thought, an idea, a little voice inside your head telling you there has to be something more than what you are doing, how you are living, and how it isn’t anything like you imagined it would be at this point in your life. Or...
What an Early Miscarriage Really Feels Like

What an Early Miscarriage Really Feels Like

“I go to the bathroom between every patient, wiping obsessively. I’m in a frenzy, wanting so bad to see white on the toilet paper. My eyes work to convince me the red is nonexistent as my heart tries to convince my brain everything will be fine. Why am I not...
Motherhood Doesn’t Always Come Naturally

Motherhood Doesn’t Always Come Naturally

  “Some of us knew we never wanted kids, but life surprised us and our children turned out to be something worth living for. Some of us feel like the sh*ttiest moms on the planet, but in reality are some of the best moms on the planet. Some of us think we have...
When You Don’t Like Your Step-Children

When You Don’t Like Your Step-Children

Some of us are naturally inclined to love children that aren’t ours, and some of us aren’t. Some of us strive for our step-child to think of us as their second mother or father – some of us don’t. And that’s okay.   Please click the link here to see my full post on...
To The Men Who Feel Their Wives Think They Can Do No Right

To The Men Who Feel Their Wives Think They Can Do No Right

Some men feel like they aren’t good enough, valued enough, or equally capable enough. Some men feel annoyed with their wife when it comes to parenting, and some men feel frustrated. Others just brush it off wishing she would just trust him while others take it...
How to Be A Good Daddy

How to Be A Good Daddy

No one can replace the importance of a father on a child’s well-being. Dr. David Popenoe, is a noted Sociologist studying the importance of fathers  from an early age. His studies have found that father’s have a powerful impact on child development. This idea was not...
First Heartbreaking Holiday Alone With My Kids

First Heartbreaking Holiday Alone With My Kids

  All of my feelings are numb as I sit alone in my two bedroom loft apartment. Numb from the shock and from the feeling I might collapse of heartache while wrapping my two boys’ Christmas presents by myself for the first time ever. No one will be there to pass me the...
We Can Be More Than Mothers

We Can Be More Than Mothers

  You need to stop thinking the next thing is always going to make you closer to happiness and realize you could be living more content if you would let yourself. Stop feeling like you don’t do enough or don’t have enough. You know better.         Click the link below...
I Just Kept Writing

I Just Kept Writing

The why I got started doing something I love will always trump the how. To start, I had to get close to my all-time low to realize several things.   I realized I would rather take the risk than be in danger of a stoic life.   I would rather model courage for my kids...
How Common is a Missed Miscarriage?

How Common is a Missed Miscarriage?

“I remember lying on the hospital bed getting an ultrasound at six weeks pregnant due to the light bleeding and cramping I was experiencing. I remember being pregnant one day and then the next I wasn’t. I had worked hard to be pregnant and had tracked my...
Forever my Little Boy

Forever my Little Boy

My first born is turning 8 and starting second grade. He’s feeling excited and I’m feeling emotional. He is thinking of new things he will get to do with his older age and I’m thinking about all the things he won’t ever do again. He won’t...
Being Jealous of Our Childless Friends

Being Jealous of Our Childless Friends

“Sometimes I look at you while you’re looking at me, wishing for what I have, and I want to ask you if you’re crazy. You don’t want this. You don’t want the stresses of two small children. You don’t even know what stress is until you’ve had a child. Okay, that’s...
The Woman You Once Knew Is Still There

The Woman You Once Knew Is Still There

“You’ve been thinking that it might be over. You’ve known about it for a while, but conveniently chose to ignore it. That is, until you didn’t. That’s when your lives started spiraling downhill and then spiraled again some more; and then threw you down right on...
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