As the mom of a little human and another on the way, I live in pretty frequent fear of what I feel most moms worry about. I'm afraid I'm messing my kids up.  Like forever. I'm pretty confident my kids won't...
You did it, mama. You created a tiny human and birthed it into the world.  And now, you’re in the trenches, the little years, surrounded by mountains of dirty diapers on one side and dirty laundry on the other. You’ve accepted...
Most people are familiar with maternity leave, but did you know the United States is one of the few countries where it’s not mandated to be paid? To take it a step farther, paternity leave is still being adapted...
When October rolls around, most people's minds are thinking of fall weather, long sleeves, pumpkin spice lattes, football season, Halloween, and prepping for the upcoming holiday seasons. Sadly, for women who have lost babies either in-utero, at birth, or...
This post was created in partnership with TxDOT. However, all opinions are my own. When you become pregnant, you begin reading all of the books, signing up for classes, and preparing your home and car for your little bundle. As...
My oldest son started kindergarten this year and can I be honest... My kid is fine. I am not. When he first started, I was angry. I was angry I had to share him. Angry we had reached this point that...

Rewriting Nightmares

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As a child, I was always dreaming. I had very detailed dreams and exhausted the ears of my family many mornings at breakfast. My Dad always listened, the psychology major, and always offered interpretations. His studies were heavy on...
I have an admittedly unfounded, entirely non-medically-based belief that the way a baby enters the world impacts them in some way. And I don’t mean whether they come vaginally or by c-section, but instead the atmosphere surrounding their birth....
I've openly shared my story about having a prophylactic double mastectomy, which makes me even more proud of these pictures. No doubt I experienced the highs and lows of breastfeeding and while everyone's journey is different, mine was incredibly...
Every few months I get the proverbial "Hey girl -- I'm about to potty train. I figure you're an expert by now so I was wondering if you have any tips?" At that point I sit there, giggle and...

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Motherhood in Times of Crisis

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It’s here! I’m an Enneagram 6 and one of those disastrous things my kind fixates on is here! Whew, I can stop worrying about...

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