I Gave Birth to Barnacle Babies

I Gave Birth to Barnacle Babies

Photo by mauRÍCIO santos on UnsplashI live smack dab in the middle of the country, no oceans around for more than a thousand miles. And yet, I have barnacles. I took sail on my mother ship not knowing what to expect. I had an idea of what my course would look like, but you never truly understand motherhood [...]

The 4-letter word I don’t like my son to say

The 4-letter word I don’t like my son to say

The first – and only – time I heard it, it stung like a knife through my tender mommy heart. My son, the threenager, was aiming his frustration toward me. He was upset with me for some typical three-year-old reason that I have since forgotten. He hesitated before he found the word his young mind [...]

Tiny Love

Life with a newborn and pre-schooler is exhausting. They both have different, yet equally demanding needs, and it's a constant balancing act to make sure I'm giving each what they need. That said, I finally reached a point in my life where I'm physically feeling older. I'm 31, have two kids, one of which I'm [...]

Let’s get real.

I was sitting cross-legged at my kitchen table this morning drinking my coffee and prodding my son to eat his breakfast. We had spent 30 minutes just lying in bed, unable to pull ourselves out of the comfy-ness and into the reality that it was a work/school day. The kid really is my mini. The [...]

They don’t always say it, but it’s there

I write a lot about the crazy and exhausting parts of parenthood. Stories about poop in the bathtub, bidding adieu to the binky, and the chaos that can ensue in my household make for good content. They're hilarious and relatable. And I love telling those stories. This one, while hopefully still relatable, is more endearing, bringing [...]