The Rig

The Rig

So, yes, our lives are chaotic, crazy, and nothing short of entertaining. Sit back, buckle up, and pour some coffee because, by the end of all of this, we’re going to be great friends! Meet Telle. She’s shiny, she’s sassy, and she’s a little bad-assy. I just speak the...

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Mental Health Doesn’t Take a Day Off

Mental Health Doesn’t Take a Day Off

It is before 7am on New Year's day and I'm sitting on my couch, having been up for over an hour, replaying how I just totally spiraled out of control because my child's mental health needs don't take paid holidays. I've not even had coffee before I've choked on a full...

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Extreme Parent Christmas

Extreme Parent Christmas

The children were nestled after bounding around, And surviving a two hour epic meltdown. The mom she was tired, her coffee was cold. After readying for Christmas she felt 80 years old. The stockings were hung with command hooks--no fuss, And she balanced the Reese's...

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To the Introvert During the Holidays…

To the Introvert During the Holidays…

I see you sulking back to a corner of the crowded family room, volunteering to do dishes (your most hated chore) just to buy yourself 20 minutes of alone time in the kitchen where the noise is manageable and the conversation exists only between you and the dish...

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To the Mom Who Just Isn’t Feeling the Holiday Spirit

To the Mom Who Just Isn’t Feeling the Holiday Spirit

Solidarity, sister. The holidays are stressful and require copious amounts of liquid holiday cheer delivered by #Starbucks or #Franzia and I'm Here. For. It. If you're a mom who can decorate November 1st and have a Hallmark-ready home while ringing in the holidays...

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To The Woman Sitting in Her Car for Just 5 More Minutes…

To The Woman Sitting in Her Car for Just 5 More Minutes…

To the woman sitting in her car for just 5 more minutes... I see you. I am you. Today it is soaking in just a couple more minutes of quiet before after school pick-up--when things get wild, and rowdy, and out of control. When the day gets turned on its head with...

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Dear Young Women

Dear Young Women

Dear Young Women (either newly or currently unmarried), Lean in for some hard truths that will open your wide, pre-wife eyeballs and possibly blow your mind. Here's how my husband is romantic and shows me his love after nearly 15 years together. Spoiler alert: It in...

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Slow Down

Slow Down

I have trouble slowing down. Finding time to rest is non-existent and if I were to have a spare few minutes, my natural reaction is to hurry up and fill it with errands, or chores, or any matter of productivity so I can check items off of my never-ending to-do list....

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To The Mom Who Is Questioning Herself Today…

To The Mom Who Is Questioning Herself Today…

Lean in close, friend. Because you REALLY need to hear these words and let them sink into your bones. You. Are. Enough. Whether you breast or bottle fed, work outside the house, stay at home, or work from home. No matter if you are paycheck to paycheck, a trust fund...

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Today Is Picture Day

Today Is Picture Day

Today is Picture Day Here's the thing, friends. When I say I don't care what other people think, I actually mean those words. I even kind of love going against the expected. So, as I marched our three-year-old daughter into preschool on picture day this morning in her...

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My Anxiety Doesn’t Look Like It’s Supposed To…

My Anxiety Doesn’t Look Like It’s Supposed To…

The goth girl sitting alone in the cafeteria, the middle aged mom who can't get out of bed, the overworked boss whose frazzled demeanor makes everyone clam up in their cubicles. Friends, anxiety isn't always properly depicted in an after-school special. My anxiety...

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Here’s Why Tired Moms Keep Going…

Here’s Why Tired Moms Keep Going…

Today I've packed lunches, bagged Cheerios, and whooshed little feet out the door to make it to drop off on time. I've done eleventy loads of laundry without a single thank you. I went to three different grocery stores to save money and use coupons, buy healthy foods,...

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Today My Daughter Dressed Herself

Today My Daughter Dressed Herself

Today my daughter dressed herself. I'm talking tall polka dotted socks, bike shorts with donuts on them, and a glittery snowman long sleeved shirt...and it's 85 degrees. She beamed with pride and I told her with full sincerity that she looked awesome. I was proud of...

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I Yell At My Kids. I Do.

I Yell At My Kids. I Do.

Here's the deal, I yell at my kids. I do. There. I said it. Let all the Judgy Karens grab their torches and pitchforks and press the last number to CPS on their desk phone in HR because clearly I'm the worst parent ever. Look, I've written about coming from a yelling...

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Today I Quit Parenting

Today I Quit Parenting

Adulting, wifing, momming, careering...all of it. I quit. All of us who have kids can spot the sleepy newborn mom roaming aimlessly the Target Dollar Spot as if she doesn't know what day it is. We have all seen the toddler mom who is bent down to drag her screaming...

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