August 19, 2021

Finding the Ceiling on Expectations – what it means to make new friends as a mom

It’s been 142 days since I became a mom, but who’s really counting? I can’t say I’ve conquered much or mastered many things, but I have […]
August 19, 2021

3 Things I Would Tell My Pre-Birthing Self

If I could jump into some sort of back-to-the-future time machine contraption and visit my pre-birth self, here’s what I would tell her: Don’t have so […]
August 19, 2021

Less Synchronized Swimming and More Archery

Confession. I know basically nothing about synchronized swimming or archery. But I do have a nice ‘clipart’ version of both in my mind. When I first […]
August 19, 2021

On Giving Birth and Giving Grace

When preparing to push a whole human out of your body, taking a birthing class only seemed like the responsible thing to do. So we signed […]
August 19, 2021

The Mommy Waltz

Am I a woman? Yes. Do I have emotions? Guilty as charged. But I’ve never thought of myself as an overly emotional person. Maybe that’s why […]
August 19, 2021

Unicorns and Mommyhood

I used to think of unicorns as the only possible real but not real thing in life. And then I got pregnant. How can something be […]
August 19, 2021

The Importance of Brushing Your Teeth

The last time I took my kids to the dentist he lovingly told me I had to watch them all brush their teeth and then I […]
August 19, 2021

Natural Childbirth Training

In preparing for my fourth delivery I decided that I wanted to do it all natural without pain medication. The first three births I had epidurals. […]
August 19, 2021

The Laundry Situation

Laundry is hard to keep up with. Laundry with four kids is an impossible situation. When my fourth showed up my house just became piles of […]