I’m getting divorced. [Cue judgmental and shameful looks] That’s part of the reason my blogging has pretty much been on hiatus since December. But, I’ve realized that I’ve shared so much of my life and battles with those who take the time to read my blog, how could I not share this painful, yet transformative … Continue reading I’m getting divorced. There, I said it.
Disclaimer: If you have a kid next to you who still believes in Santa AND can read, you’ll want to bookmark this for later. My youngest daughter still believes in Santa. She made her Christmas list, has been reminding me everyday that we need to drop it in the mailbox at the mall, and is looking … Continue reading The Last Year Of Santa Claus?
This weekend I put up my Christmas tree. That means the main window in my house will be obstructed until at least the middle of January. Great. I could honestly do without Christmas trees or other decorations. But I do it because it means a lot to my kids. And I remember how magical and … Continue reading How My Kids Brought Meaning Back To The Holidays
Crying is instinctual. It’s one of the first things we do when we enter the world. Nobody teaches us how. It’s second nature, like breathing. It’s our only way of communicating our needs before we learn to talk. So why, if it’s so natural, does it become taboo later in life? Do you ever feel … Continue reading To Cry Or Not To Cry In Front Of Your Kids?
A few days ago my daughter lost her first tooth. Her first tooth?! I feel like it hasn’t even been long since the day I met her for the first time. Barely making it to the hospital in time. And feeling ALL the pain of childbirth since I didn’t have time to get any pain … Continue reading Learning To Live In The Moments Of Motherhood
Wake up. Make breakfast. Play. Clean up. Make lunch. Wash dishes. Do laundry. Cook dinner. Put the kids to bed. Crash from exhaustion. Repeat. This is what my to-do list typically consists of. And that’s just on the days when I don’t have to work. Sometimes I’m so busy taking care of my children I … Continue reading How I Lost – And Found – Myself In Motherhood
Parenting is hard. It’s a 24-hour job with late nights and early mornings. There are no lunch breaks or vacation days. You don’t get paid and there are no accolades. When I think about it, I wonder if I’m crazy for signing up for this – twice. But then I remember I do get paid. … Continue reading How My Anxiety Diagnosis Made Me A Better Mom
I have what's called "high-functioning" anxiety. Basically, although I'm usually dealing with paralyzing worry inside, you'd never know unless I told you. Although it impacts my ability to interact socially, my anxiety disorder has never hindered my ability to do things I HAVE to do - like working or going to school. My anxiety and … Continue reading What It’s Like Being a Mom with an Anxiety Disorder
I'm sitting at a small corner table in Panera Bread alone - just me, my computer and a spicy Thai chicken salad. My husband and kids are off on an adventure of their own, so I decided to come grab lunch and do some writing. There was a time not too long ago when … Continue reading Why Dating Yourself Is Actually Good For Your Health