Mothers Can Be More Than Mothers

“If you are a working Mom or Dad who feels like you get no time for yourself, and you are just joining everyone else in the daily grind with no joy or meaning, incorporate something you are passionate about into your life. Instead of watching Netflix at night, do something that makes you feel good….

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?

“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 ovulation and planned things just right.” Please click…

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 sit on my lap, tell me if a kid…

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 not entirely true, but you…

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 your ass, in a place you both thought you’d never be:…

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 if…

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 it all…

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 mother and being patient and…

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 matter anymore because now our…

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 through…