When The Dam Breaks

When The Dam Breaks

Have you ever had one of those days? You know the ones. Nothing earth shattering happens, but the few small pieces of bad news that may have otherwise just bummed you out, instead makes you painfully aware that you've apparently been stuffing your feelings for way...

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To the Mama Who Feels Like She was Meant for More

To the Mama Who Feels Like She was Meant for More

Before we go any further, let's just address the self righteous Karens who are already giving me the side eye and disapproving flip of their severely angled haircut after reading only the title of this article. Listen, sisters. I'm not saying that I don't love being a...

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Why Do Our Kids Have More Meltdowns with Mom?

Why Do Our Kids Have More Meltdowns with Mom?

Friends, today has been a DAY. It is barely lunchtime and it has been a daaaaaaayyyyyyy. We spent the last four days traveling and reuniting with old friends, swimming in the hot sun and laughing until our bellies hurt. And today, my husband went back to work and my...

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This is What Extreme Parenting Looks Like

This is What Extreme Parenting Looks Like

This is what extreme parenting looks like. I am honest to a fault, raw and vulnerable, holding little back because I believe the more open we are with our testimony about the truth behind raising a child with behavior disorders, the more other parents like us may feel...

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What It Really Feels Like To Be A Stay At Home Parent

What It Really Feels Like To Be A Stay At Home Parent

I wish people knew. I wish people knew that I am not in yoga pants for the third day in a row out of convenience or even my complete feeling of giving up. This is what I am wearing because I am moving All. Day. Long. I am climbing to get my risk-taking toddler, or on...

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I’m Not A Cool Mom. I’m A Regular Mom.

I’m Not A Cool Mom. I’m A Regular Mom.

Sorry, Regina George. I'm the absolute antithesis of your surgically perked, perfect haired, wanting to be young and hip mama. In fact, as I was pleasantly reminded of my upcoming birthday next week by my well-intentioned husband, it was reinforced that age has plowed...

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It’s Just a Passi, Karen.

It’s Just a Passi, Karen.

Our daughter will be three in April and she still takes a passifier when she sleeps. I'll pause for the Karens to judge. With our son, removing the passi when he turned one wasn't a big deal. He didn't care too much about it. Our little girl LOVES her passi and always...

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Why Moms Should Stop Hiding Fears and Frustration

Why Moms Should Stop Hiding Fears and Frustration

Why do we spend more time apologizing than voicing our concerns, needs, or wants? When did it become shameful to just vent? Just because I've had a really frustrating day and I am looking more forward to my kids' bedtime and a 9pm glass of wine than I am for another...

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To The Grandparent Who Is My Kid’s Best Friend

To The Grandparent Who Is My Kid’s Best Friend

Like it happened yesterday, I can remember belly laughing over hour-long games of Dominoes, always diligent as my fiesty grandma would cheat in a second and never let me win just because I was a kid. She'd dominate in memory, checkers, skip-bo, you name it. I stood no...

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To The Maxed Out Mama

To The Maxed Out Mama

As I sit, staring at the mountain of dirty dishes and miles of sippy cups lining the counters, I feel like I am at my motherhood breaking point.I don't want to deal with another sleepless night. I don't want to clean up another food spill. And Lord help me if I step...

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When Women Work Together For Good, Actual Magic Happens

When Women Work Together For Good, Actual Magic Happens

Lately I've been in a funk. Not just any typical gloomy mood, but one unlike anything I've felt before. One with insomnia and days of sleep, with no food that tastes good and total numbness or alllllll the emotions. So, psychically, I've been a dumpster fire....

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The Struggle To Pretend

The Struggle To Pretend

The Struggle to PretendMental health can be tricky business. Those who've never faced the battle tend to deduce that we use our time 'pretending to be sick'. I'd argue the opposite. I spend countless exhausting hours pretending I am well, laughing to mask pain, and...

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Our Family Hasn’t Been To Church In A Year

Our Family Hasn’t Been To Church In A Year

Our Family Hasn't Been to Church in a Year The modernization of popular worship services in some church congregations has made the music more relevant for a millennial crowd. Our family-a little bit country, a little bit hippie-enjoys the mixture of a welcomed raised...

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Dear Holiday Anxiety

Dear Holiday Anxiety

Dear Holiday Anxiety, I've grown accustomed to your sister, Everyday Anxiety. She's pretty much the worst. But you, Holiday Anxiety, you are a life-ruiner, a magic-stealer, a joy-thief and I hate you. Unlike the everyday variety, even fewer people understand you since...

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Today I Blew It

Today I Blew It

Today I Blew It. I'd made breakfast for everyone in the house before the sun rose. I kissed the husband goodbye and got the kids ready for the day. "Okay guys, long sleeves and long pants," I said as I shooed them to their rooms, still cleaning the kitchen. "Why?...

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Not Everything Happens For A Reason

Not Everything Happens For A Reason

Please stop telling me, "Everything happens for a reason." Listen, friend. I know you're just trying to help, to comfort me, or to think of absolutely anything to say because I'm hurting and you are at a loss. But telling me that I can handle this or that it is...

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