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The Best Thing A Mom Can Do Is Find Friends As Weird As Her, And Make Them Her Tribe

My best friends are inevitably people with whom I feel free to be completely and utterly myself. And myself is weird. As a mom I think the best advice I can give to any other mom is to find people as weird as you and surround yourself with them. Make them your tribe. Those weirdos …

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I Don’t Want Kids. What Does This Mean For My Love Life?

I don’t want children, and that’s okay. I’m 26 years old, and I’ve been thinking about this for nearly a decade. There’s just one problem with being 26, single, and choosing not to have children. Dating. I don’t want children, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to be in love. So, I’ve made up …

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The Best Advice I Received After Having A Miscarriage

Nearly 7 years ago, I was blissfully pregnant with my second child. We were in that scary first 12 weeks, that is sort of like the ‘if I am good enough I get to have the baby’ test. Well, I guess I wasn’t good enough, because I drove myself to the hospital just before the …

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If Motherhood Is A Gift, What Exactly Is The Return Policy?

Don’t get me wrong. I love being a mom. Most of the time. Most of the time it’s the greatest thing ever. Most of the time I look at those beautiful blue eyes and think, “Wow. You’re the coolest kid alive.” But I didn’t give birth to her. And since she is ten, she likes …

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10 Things My Mother Should’ve Told Me About Being a Girl

While I have a great relationship with my mother, we didn’t exactly bond over Saturday afternoon window shopping or lessons on how to apply the appropriate amount of lip stick. There are definitely some things my mother should’ve told me… Being raised in the 40’s and 50’s and within a highly conservative environment, the feminist …

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Don’t Make Me Spill My Wine: 10 Things Kids Do That Flip Your Switch

Most of the time my kids are awesome, but molding adolescents into responsible adults can be a challenge that will test the patience of a saint. After a long week at the office, running errands, acting as family chauffeur and short order cook, I want nothing more than to kick back and have a nice …

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10 Must Haves for your Baby Go Bag

This post was sponsored by Sam’s Club®, however the text and all opinions are my own. New moms have it rough. Between a lack of sleep, constantly checking in on your new human, and still having to accomplish things in your normal life, trying to stay organized on top of everything is sometimes asking too much. …

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