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The Woman I Was, the Mother I Am

The Woman I Was, the Mother I Am

Any new mother will tell you that having or adopting a child changes you; science even says so. We all try to say that we’re still the same person (of course we are), but there’s no denying that there is a propensity to love and protect more fiercely.  I can’t quite begin to describe all […]

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Dear Community Strangers

Dear Community Strangers

Dear Strangers in the Community, Thank you. This month has been an extremely difficult one for my family in many ways. My son has transitioned to daycare. My workload has doubled. Finances are troublesome. Sickness has made its way into our home. This list goes on, and yet the show must continue. It’s in these […]

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Beware the Mommy Martyr

Beware the “Mommy Martyr”

Mommy martyrs.  We’ve likely all met one before. Always put upon, always over-tired, always with something to do for someone, somewhere.  We also likely all know those other moms who make it all seem effortless, who ooze genuine enjoyment and fulfillment as they guide their little ones through tantrums and triumphs, who seem to never […]

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Kid Friendly Activities to Get You Out of the House

Kid-friendly Activities to Get You Out of the House

I’m an unashamed homebody. But my kids? They need some out of the house time. So while I’ve created an environment in which I’m comfortable and thriving, sometimes I have to push myself out of my comfort zone to make sure they are fulfilled. Often, the thought of going out in public with my three- […]

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