The vacations we won’t take

I have to take a minute to mourn something. One of the first things my daughter's therapist told me when we started seeing her three years ago was that I needed to mourn and let go the idea of the "average" family. The "typical" family. The "normal" family. I mention this whole conversation in You're … Continue reading The vacations we won’t take

15 weird things I enjoy as a parent

There's so many blog posts and vlogs about exhausted parents hiding from their children and moms pulling their hair out because they've heard "mom, mom, mommy, mama, mama, hey mom" about 296 times that day. But what about the good stuff? Not the precious moments "my child is a joy to the world and a … Continue reading 15 weird things I enjoy as a parent

“Oh Fudge”…only she didn’t say fudge

My daughter is...spritely. I've said it once and I'll say it again, she's bursting with energy to the point I sometimes wonder just how she doesn't explode violently from all the adrenaline flowing in such a small little body. Spirited, anxious, defiant, silly, hyper, restless, intelligent, on and on. All of these things I have … Continue reading “Oh Fudge”…only she didn’t say fudge

World War Mommy

I know it's probably been written about way too much in the past few years; however, it's still amazing to me how much mom-shaming goes on via social media and other outlets. Yes, you should always be caring, nurturing, attentive, and loving (I would think that's obvious) to your children. If they are being taken … Continue reading World War Mommy

When I just don’t want to play

      I get bored with playing. There, I said it. It's hard, even as a blogger of parenting articles and other family related activities, to always express my personal life for public use. However, in order to write honestly, I think I have to. Sometimes, I don't want to play pretend. I want to just … Continue reading When I just don’t want to play

15 Things I Wish I Knew the First Time

For first time parents, it's easy to get lost in hours upon hours of reading parenting advice, funny columns on how you'll never sleep again (cause that's hilarious), and first-hand accounts on how you will have poop on you at some point in your parenting career (at least once a month if you're lucky). But … Continue reading 15 Things I Wish I Knew the First Time

Little Bits of Anger

Newly published article at Hip Mama magazine:   "Little Bits of Anger" I think a lot of parents will be able to relate to this experience. I decided to write about it a long time after it happened. I feel like if I would have tried to write it immediately after our highlighted argument the … Continue reading Little Bits of Anger