Unpopular opinion: I secretly love gender reveal parties

Unpopular opinion: I secretly love gender reveal parties

In our land of excess and social media attention, baby gender reveals have become a thing. Expecting couples plan a celebration to make an announcement of their baby's sex. Family and friends gather to watch the couple cut into a cake, leaning nervously forward to get a glimpse of either pink or blue. Or they [...]

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How I Landed My First Freelance Client

How I Landed My First Freelance Client

The fact that I am writing this article is surprising to me. I still sometimes pause when I tell people I'm a writer. I've loved reading and writing since I was in grade school, but never imagined making a living as a writer. Sure, I'm not currently writing the next best-selling novel, but maybe someday. [...]

Do Better

Do Better

Hi, friends. Time for a mental health check-in. It's been six months since I started taking that little blue pill. Every night, 50 mg keeps my anxiety in check so I can function like a semi-normal person. What a blessing it has been. I feel like I am able to enjoy my children, my husband, [...]

I won’t always have a messy house

I won’t always have a messy house

It occurred to me the other day as I was vacuuming gritty dirt off the floor, tracked in from shuffling kids and dogs in and out of the house, that my home was destined to only get dirtier as the years rolled forward. My boys are three and under a year old, so there are [...]

The Hardest Job You Will Ever Have

The Hardest Job You Will Ever Have

No one prepares you for what motherhood is really like. People may say it's the hardest job you will ever have, but they never delve into specifics. You smile and nod along, unaware of what is to come once you have kids. They don't tell you the mind-altering state of sleep deprivation you reach when [...]