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The Day I Wanted to Quit

The Day I Wanted to Quit

I have been a stay-at-home mom for three years. I have sometimes loathed being stuck in a breastmilk-stained T-shirt with the scent of baby poo faintly on my hands, but most of the time I have loved being there for the good, the bad, and the ugly day in and day out. I know what […]

(Don't) Act Your Age

(Don’t) Act Your Age

Have you heard that “40 is the new 30” and “30 is the new 20”? I imagine the phrase refers to us moms doing our best to raise happy and responsible children, making our own positive mark on the world and looking fierce doing it (at least on most days). But does “40 is the […]

I want him to stay little for as long as he can. I don't hold him back from growing up by any means, but I'm also not rushing him into it, despite what others say to do.

I’m a Mom Who’s Afraid to Let Go

I love seeing my 2-and-a-half-year-old son learn new things. Just the other day, he said a full sentence that I actually understood the first time he said it. He was looking for his monster truck toy and said, “Where’s monster truck? Oh! There it is! It was hiding!” Simple, I know. Well, I started to […]

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To All The Friends I’ll Leave Behind

May is Military Appreciation Month and, while I’ve written about it before, this year really has me thinking.  As anyone can guess, it’s not always easy being part of a military family. My husband is often gone, be it for half a year while our children are being born or overnight the exact evening of […]