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Things We Never Thought We’d Say ‘Thank You’ For

“Thank you so much for being the one that does all the stool samples for these kids. I do not think I could pull that off.” My husband said it so earnestly. He really, really meant it. It was sweet and kind. And I burst out laughing. “We thank each other for some crazy things,”…

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Different By Design

The only way I make it through the chores of the day sometimes (especially laundry… and maybe the dishes… and possibly cleaning the bathrooms…), is by turning on a podcast and listening to another momma talk. There is something about hearing another mom’s perspective on her life, her tips and tricks for success, and her…

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Not The Former Things Top 5 Most Asked Questions (and their answers!)

Over the course of the past few months, I have received so many messages from y’all. I LOVE them. I LOVE being able to connect with actual people. I LOVE that you even care enough to comment, email and IM me. Thank you so, so much! In the interest of reaching out to the introverts…

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My Love-Hate Relationship With Screen Time

This week is “Screen-Free” week. Or around here, “Feel Like A Bad Mom” week. When I think about the amount of time my children spend on screens, my head hurts. The guilt. The assurance that I am absolutely doing the wrong thing. The feeling that good mommas would never… The truth is, I sometimes hate…

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Mommy Burnout and Self Care: A Day In The Life

“The thought of even getting out of bed tomorrow is depressing, ” I told my husband as he turned off the light for the night. Getting up and doing all the things, all over again seemed like Just. Too. Much. Like Groundhog Day (except without Bill Murray to make me laugh). The idea of fighting…