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Good Moms Don’t Coast

I’m a coaster. I enjoy coasting. If I could do what I wanted, I think I would just lay around most of the time. I’m good with that. {I’m sure your opinion of me is very high at this moment.} However, laying around and coasting through life is not reality. Reality does not allow for laying […]

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We Are Knoxville – Infertility Awareness, Struggles, and Hope

In the spring of 2011 I was sitting in my home office sad, mad, and anxious — there wasn’t an emotion I wasn’t having at the time. A few minutes later I ran upstairs to tell my husband that I had been researching a trip to Paris. He stared at me crazily because there was […]

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Mummy Tummy

Recently my husband said, “I know why you have that mamma gut.” I gave him a sideways look that said, without saying, “What about your own daddy gut?” He cautiously elaborated, “No, I don’t mean it like that…I heard this thing on a radio show. There’s a name for the mamma gut after you have […]

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If It Makes You Feel Pretty, Do It

To some this article may seem vain, but I think being the best version of myself is fundamental to me being the best mother I can be. This includes, but is not limited to, loving myself. I struggled with loving myself before getting pregnant, primarily due to a toxic relationship that did nothing for my […]

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Things in My House Keep Disappearing

First, a seat from the table was gone. Then items from under the cabinet. Then actual furniture. Gone. Shoes, gone. Footie pjs, gone. Books, gone. My playroom, slowly disappearing piece by piece. Where have all my things gone? Booster seats replaced by chairs, filled with more than just my family, but now with my children’s […]

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