HOW TO NOT RAISE AN ASSHOLE

Do you ever get asked the question, “Why did you have kids?” Rather than tell the truth (“too much pinot and too many skipped pills” doesn’t always fly in casual conversation) you might find yourself pausing a moment, waxing philosophical before saying something socially acceptable and horrifyingly arrogant like, “We wanted to make the world… Read more »

MOTHER’S DAY WITHOUT A MOM

How do you celebrate a holiday when the person that holiday is built around celebrating is no longer with you? How do you embrace gratitude for all that you’ve been given on an occasion that can’t help but remind you of all that you’ve lost? How do you continue to move forward, heart open, even… Read more »

WHAT MOMS REALLY WANT FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Let me just start off by saying before writing this article I sought out opinions from fellow mom’s on a mom focused Facebook group with over 33,000 members.  I got an overwhelming response, with replies still flowing in and noticed a trend on what they REALLY want for Mother’s Day.  Quite simply, we don’t want… Read more »

MY NOT SO PERFECT BIRTH STORY

I actually haven’t really spoken about my birth story much throughout the last two years. I think partly because it seems like such a distant haze, but also because I have such a visceral post-traumatic reaction to the whole thing. It was not my perfect birth plan. Not even close. If anything it was everything… Read more »