Peace

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

Mom Battles: Anxiety (and the little things that are sometimes big things)

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)

Oceans

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

Lessons

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

Playlist for the Mom Who Needs a Minute: The Teething Edition

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