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To the Good Single Dads From a Single Mom

To the Good Single Dads From a Single Mom

You single dads may feel stupid for treating your ex so well when so many men don’t. But you are not stupid. You are amazing. It’s hard, really hard. Men need to cut all ties when moving on from a relationship and you can’t do that when you are a parent. At least not...
Problems in Blended Families

Problems in Blended Families

“If you think that life in a traditional family is difficult, try sharing your most intimate moments with people you feel like you barely know compared to the people you have spent your entire life around.” Click here to read my full post on The Toddle!  ...
How my Ex’s Mothers Day Card Put my Fears in Perspective

How my Ex’s Mothers Day Card Put my Fears in Perspective

“You are able to balance out my flaws in raising two children into good, sweet, intelligent kids who go to bed on time. (Good job, sleep patrol!) I know I don’t say it enough, and I know we have had our arguments since separating, but THANK you for being their...
I Didn’t Stay For The Kids

I Didn’t Stay For The Kids

“There are times when I feel like the luckiest woman alive to have this man as my children’s father, and there are also moments when I wonder how I stayed so long, and there are times when he wonders how he lived with someone like me. But that shit doesn’t...
To My Children’s Future StepMom, Whoever you may be

To My Children’s Future StepMom, Whoever you may be

“I hope you recognize those qualities in him. I didn’t, but I do now. I hope you see the best parts of him every day because his heart is bleeding with generosity. The kind of happiness you offer him is the kind I want my kids to see on his face when you walk...
To the Mother I Said I Would Never Be

To the Mother I Said I Would Never Be

” “I knew I was going to be the mom who not only made the best chocolate chip cookies but also let my kids help me, never once getting annoyed at the mess they made. The mom who is never in a rush, never yells and never accuses. Until I figured out the...
The Hardest Conversation I’ve Ever Had was with my Six-Year-Old

The Hardest Conversation I’ve Ever Had was with my Six-Year-Old

“But we did the right thing and feel proud of how we handled it because it had to be done. We gave you two homes each filled with more love than our one home together could. And we know that one day, you’ll look back and realize you were one of the lucky ones to...
Postpartum Depression Thoughts We Never Say Out Loud

Postpartum Depression Thoughts We Never Say Out Loud

It is difficult to put into words who we turn into during those early months after not only our first baby, but also our second, third, and fourth too. I want to connect with those of you who have not felt connected before. I want you to know that even though everyone...
The you before them

The you before them

You used to be somebody else—someone besides their mom. Ever since you took this role on it’s felt like your only role, but it doesn’t have to be: you can still be that women you were before you had your kids and life took on a brand new shape. You’ll just find that...
Who cares what they think

Who cares what they think

Imagination, love, heartache, bliss, and passion are just a couple of emotions you should get out of life. At least it would be nice. Sometimes you feel like you aren’t getting any of these things, like you are just accepting the boring flow also known as your life....
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