Letter to a Brand New Mom

Dear Brand New Mommy, Congrats! Welcome to the mom club. As you’ll soon find out, motherhood is full of ups and downs. Tears, tantrums, sleep deprivation, and diapers will all become your new normal. Your job title will soon include cook, maid, milk producer, and cry identifier. Motherhood will give you skills you never knew Read More

5 Reasons Why Stay at Home Mom’s Deserve Respect, Darn it!

I’m a stay-at-home mom. No, that doesn’t mean I eat Bon-bon’s all day, I don’t even know what a Bon-bon is! My day is full of constant work actually. I fold clothes, wash fingerprint covered surfaces, prepare about five meals and fourteen snacks a day and I rarely sit down. I get to break up Read More

A Letter To My Weary Soul

Dear Weary, Worn Out Mother, I know you’re tired today. I know you feel like a failure. Yesterday was rough, wasn’t it? The doctor’s office made you wait too long, the shot your daughter had made her sick and fussy. You knew it wouldn’t last long, but you still felt overwhelmed by the tears. You Read More

6 Things You Should Do Every Day to Make the Most out of Motherhood

I have a quote displayed in my house that reads “Let me love you a little more, before you’re not little anymore.”  How beautiful is that? It makes me want to drop what I’m doing and play on the floor with my kids. Every mother will tell you how fast time seems to tick by Read More

Why Mother’s Day Should Be Celebrated Every Day

This morning I woke up at 6 a.m. and got dressed. I sweetly nudged my kids awake, only to immediately got shooed away as they clung to their beds for “just a few more minutes.”  I made three different breakfasts and had two cups of coffee before 9 am. After I dropped my son off Read More

Giving Up On Perfect: The Secret To Joyful Motherhood

I have a secret… I am a perfectionist. That may sound like a good thing, but trust me it’s not – it’s torture. I didn’t even suspect I had this life long control issue until I became a mother. Motherhood threw me into a world that was much harder to control than I’d originally anticipated. Read More

How to Keep Your Sanity as a Parent

Through the seven years I’ve been a mother, I’ve learned a lot about parenting. I’ve learned how to survive on a minuscule amount of sleep without falling over during breakfast. I’ve learned how much my heart can immediately love another human being.  And, I’ve learned how to change a diaper abnormally fast. Mostly though, I’ve Read More