So, yes. We're pregnant. WE are pregnant. He's as much of a part of this as I am. No, his body isn't sacrificed. No, he doesn't experience the same shaming we mothers do. No, he won't experience the pain of child birth. But he does as much as he possibly can to share the burdens and the beauties of this pregnancy, and I would never take either from him.
So, it's that time of year. We're all thinking of how we can be better in 2019. How can I be a better person? How can I have a better body? Eat better? Love better? Just BE better?What if we stop looking at ways to be better and just look at ways to be happy?… Continue reading Moms, This 2019, Be “Happy Better”
So, we're pregnant! We're having another girl! Emmie is so freaking excited to be a big sister...we think...she actually doesn't really seem to get it, so we're projecting excitement onto her. We just found out we'll be having another daughter. We could not be more excited. Let me repeat: we could not be more excited.… Continue reading No, I’m Not Disappointed We’re Having Another Girl
My sister recently had a handsome, probably smart, and incredible baby boy. Since there are two of us with babes in the family, we got to discussing our babies' birth stories, how they were similar and different, and how things didn't go exactly as we had planned. She and I are very different. She's an… Continue reading Stop Judging Moms’ Birth Stories
I met this Badass Mom, Bonnie, when I first arrived to Austin. I could already tell that this empathetic, compassionate, beautiful, talented, and insane woman would be my best friend. While all of these reasons are true, it's her talent that is the main reason I'm her friend...I'm hoping to mooch off of her success… Continue reading Badass Mom– Archer and Olive
Alyssa Wheatley, blogger of My Life in Real Color, is one of the sassiest, most fun, and most caring people I've ever met (via FaceTime). Even though she's faced personal struggles, her raw sense of humor and love of her child, husband, and literature (most of the time in that order) make her blog an… Continue reading Baddass Mom– My Life In Real Color
It's true-- I work a lot. Probably too much. It's hard when you love both your job and your family. Because I spend so much of my time away from home, or studying, or blogging, it's important to keep a pretty organized schedule.
You are a steam engine, running around tirelessly from the moment you awaken at 6:30 am to your midday too-short nap to your evening slumber. You beg us to go outside, rain or shine, even though you’ve already been three times that day, shouting “Ousside ousside ousside ousside” as you bang on the door. I… Continue reading Thank You For Being A Firecracker
I have a vivacious 17 month old daughter. Her energy, enthusiasm, and endurance make her this incredible force to be reckoned with. She is observant and tenacious. While these traits make her the closest toddler I know to Wonder Woman, they are not mirrored by her exhausted parents. Thus, comes The Tale of Wonder Toddler… Continue reading I See You, Mom in Airport
This is hard for me to admit, but I made a mistake this week. I know, I know. Moms are supposed to be perfect. If we're not perfect, we certainly shouldn't be admitting to making mistakes. We should at least live in a world where moms can be perceived as perfect. Shockingly, I'm not. I'm… Continue reading But Moms Can’t Make Mistakes!