There are tiny little scars that have since turned from purple to an almost unnoticeable skin tone, ones that used to be wounds larger than my heart. I have heard different opinions on life and love and friendship, I have tried to defy the odds and I have let multiple mouths tell the story of … More Peace
A few years ago, I never dreamt that I’d be a mother. I have two older siblings, and neither ever had children of their own. When people asked me how I felt about having kids, my answer was, well, nothing. I felt indifferent. Maybe one day I’d have them, but it seemed like a million … More Mom Battles: Anxiety (and the little things that are sometimes big things)
I adjust my bed so it is in the middle of the room Against nothing Like a pontoon stranded in the middle of the ocean Dark and Vast and Unforgiving. Falling asleep to build up courage because I Am afraid Of everything. I pack my suitcase then I walk out the door. I turn around. … More Oceans
Let me start off by saying this: I definitely did not plan on getting pregnant with Wesley. Two years ago around this time, I was married. I was a flight attendant for an airline and I shared a cute one-bedroom condo with my husband and my dog. I used to say to myself, “I did … More Before the Beginning: An Explanation.
There are certain lessons that I have learned that have eaten me alive. They have chewed me up into scraps of nothing, spit me out, only for me to crawl through the darkness, struggling to find a safe space among ravenous wolves. There are certain lessons that I have learned which could not be taught … More Lessons
Ok, mama! I need a minute, too. Here are some songs for your sweet, sweet soul. In no particular order: Jack Johnson: Breakdown (for the initial “whooosawwww.” Imagine yourself on a beach.) Young the Giant: Superposition Houndmouth: Sedona (literally my favorite song when I’m having a bad day) Matt & Kim: Daylight Noah and the … More Playlist for the Mom Who Needs a Minute: The Teething Edition
Here I am. I made it to work “on time.” On time, meaning I successfully had my mommy meltdown in the car, got myself together, and scuffled into work to hit the time clock before the 9AM mark, even though I look as if I’d been hit by a truck. See, there is not enough … More Fighting Battles: Teething