I HAD 8 CHILDREN

Yes. I have eight children. Not one, not two, not three, not even four. Eight of them. Yes, they are all mine. Yes, my husband and I are aware of what caused those eight children to come into this world. And yes, we do both have a full time job, a part time job, and… Read more »

BABY NUMBER TWO?

Silence. The house is so quiet, I can hear the pitter patter of the light rain tapping the roof of our new house. The tree house, as we call it. We moved in three days ago and yet we feel like we have inhabited this “house in the clouds” for a lifetime. I watch my… Read more »

YOUR KIDS SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF ME

Is the word scared a bit dramatic? Maybe. But it’s not wrong. I’ve always had an awkward relationship with children. I was never a natural babysitter and despite years of ballet training, I was never drawn to teaching 3-year-olds how to plie. I vividly remember my last babysitting gig. I was 12 years old and… Read more »

WHY DO MOMS JUDGE

Why do moms judge? Most of us have been there. Remember that time, before having kids, when you watched a toddler throw an epic fit in the middle of a crowded restaurant, and wondered why his parents couldn’t control him? Or maybe you glared at a mom feeding her baby formula, judging her because she… Read more »

HAVE I LOST MY IDENTITY?

My life changed the day my magnificent daughter came into the world. My heart expanded, my instincts deepened, I felt more in the second she was born than I had ever felt in my entire 30 years. My life had been altered forever. No going back. Yet, I made a subconscious vow throughout my entire… Read more »