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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

For all the moms who feel a little lost

I can say with complete honesty that being a mom is one of the most glorious things I've done, but it's also been the hardest by far. Along with all the snuggles, giggles, and childish wonder, motherhood brings exhaustion and sacrifice. I think we've all been there. Before kids you swear you won't let them [...]

The season of our lives

The season of our lives

I feel like I have a million things going on at all times, and this blog has taken a little bit of a back seat, which frustrates me. But I've been working on some things behind the scenes that are working toward some professional goals of mine, which is exciting. It's just been another thing [...]