We make it too hard

We make it too hard, much too hard. We take life and make it a competition, a space without room for failure, a crushing need for perfection. Taking the reins and assuming all the responsibilities that go along with adulthood, parenthood, and other hoods has never been easy, but we, the modern parent, are making... Read more »

On Kindergarten and full hugs

My mom warned me that it was going to happen. “Just wait,” she said, “Things will change once he goes to school all day.” And they did. They changed just as she predicted; the little boy who I put on the bus for the first time just a few months ago is becoming a new... Read more »

3 things you should know about being the mom of a twice-exceptional child

I battled with myself a bit about this post. I am happy to divulge all the information when the information is mine, but this particular issue centers around my son, who is incredible and independent of me. Indeed, one day he will be entirely his own entity and this story will be his to tell... Read more »
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Thankful for the bonus days of summer

Look, I hate coats. I didn’t use to loathe them quite the same way before I had kids. In fact, in the past I looked forward to burrowing in my favorite jacket and hood. Now, the thought of outwear straight ticks me off.  It’s all because I’ve learned of the exquisite torture of being tasked... Read more »

I Survived Roadtripping in the Midwest with Two Toddlers…Twice

This summer I drove multiple hours in a car with my two and a half year old and my nearly one and a half year old. Sometimes alone. Always voluntarily. No, I haven’t totally lost my marbles and yes, I survived with my sanity intact. In June I hauled both of my toddlers eight hours... Read more »

It takes a village to get an emotional mother to Kindergarten

It takes a village to get an emotional mother to Kindergarten…and I’m incredibly lucky to have a fantastic group of friends and family. Though, I’ll have to admit that they might feeling like they aren’t quite as lucky to have me on this fine evening. They’ve been working overtime enduring frantic texts, random questions, whiny... Read more »
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Raising Children in a Dark, Heavy World

The world feels very heavy right now. Every single news article feels like there is this looming dark cloud over it. Raising children in this constantly devastating news cycle and seemingly insane world is hard. I read the news about the tragedy in Virginia, the newest tragedy in what seems like a never-ending cycle, and... Read more »

Mable Megan's back- to -school organization pep talk

Mable Megan's back- to -school organization pep talk
FULL DISCLOSURE: This pep talk is for me. I need “the talk” so my life doesn’t fall to shambles once that school bus rolls down the street. Bonus if any of what I have to say helps you. Double bonus if any of what you have to say can help me… So, school time is... Read more »

How to Survive Toddler Tantrums….Or Not.

Toddler tantrums are the pits. Yesterday my darling baby angel nearly three year melted down in the grocery store. To better the situation my younger son was also crabby and I was buying Midol and cat litter so in case you’re wondering: yes, I was living the dream. Older son’s tantrum was one in a... Read more »
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Take Care of Yourself Out There: Self Care for Human People in 2017

Mondays can be stressful. Motherhood can be stressful. Being a human person in 2017 can be, you’ve got it, stressful. “Self care” has become a bit of a buzzterm but make no bones about it: in this world, ladies we gotta take care of ourselves. I learned this the hard way when not caring for... Read more »