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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Shaping Identity

Shaping Identity

I will be the first to tell you that I have no idea what I'm doing as a parent. Sure, I can give you tips about what I do, but parenting as a whole, I don't subscribe to any ideology other than "Raise Good Humans." Now that my oldest is nearing four (how is that [...]

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. [...]

People don’t like my hair

People don’t like my hair

This post is a little bit of a rant, so bear with me. Or don't, whatever. Let's talk about commenting on someone's appearance and what is appropriate and what is not. Common Sense 101. Appropriate: (to pregnant woman) You look beautiful! Can I get you anything? Inappropriate: You're huge! Are you sure there's just one [...]

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, [...]