My Birth Story Includes My Doula

Tuesday night we had our last dinner together as “just us,” although we had NO idea. Wednesday morning I woke up at 5:30 questioning if my water had broken. I had wondered the same thing the night before, but wasn’t sure and didn’t want to make a big fuss over nothing.… READ THE REST

Why I Waited To Say #MeToo

#metoo

There has been a lot of discussion lately about sexual harassment and assault. With each story I have felt both saddened by their experience and elated that their story is finally being heard.

 

However, I’ve also heard opinions that are not so favorable.READ THE REST

Dear Sperm Donor

Dear Father,

I hope you had a Merry Christmas. But in truth,

I hope your Christmas was miserable. I wish you had an ache in your heart because something was missing. I hope you were by yourself and it was just another day for you.… READ THE REST

You Can Find Love Online

Internet Dating

Six years ago I had just been broken up with and cheated on, and half a year before that I had done the breaking up with, both in relationships I saw lasting forever. I’m not just talking about having a wedding-related Pinterest board I spent all my time pinning to, I’m talking about the physical act of going ring shopping with a guy.

READ THE REST

Disconnecting to Reconnect

dfsafgdsag

The other day I did a couple dozen different things that all looked exactly the same. I checked the weather, found a recipe, made a grocery list, wrote an email, talked to a friend, and googled way too many miscellaneous questions, just to name a few.

READ THE REST

How to Cheat Pain

pain
Pain is a loaded gun. Whether emotional or physical, introduce a high dose of pain and even the strongest, baddest, toughest among us can be immobilized. I have pushed a child out of my groin not once, but THRICE. The first time this happened I was so confused.… READ THE REST

Parenthood: I’m Over It

Being a parent is the most important job there is. I believe there’s evidence to support the notion that it is also the hardest, the most challenging, the most exhausting, and the most rewarding. When I say evidence, I mean that’s how I feel.… READ THE REST

HOOSIER Sugar Cream Pie!

Looking for something quick, easy, and soo good to wow the family this Thanksgiving? Look no further! The Sugar Cream Pie is all of the above and also happens to be the state pie of Indiana which is sure to make all my Hoosier readers swoon.  
We’re T-1 day out from Thanksgiving so we’re just going to skip right to the good stuff.… READ THE REST

Why I Have Few Friends

Your social network could be saving your life, and of course I intend to prove this.

I started a lecture this week on our friendships and how they impact our lives. I seriously was like 2 slides in before I had to stop and beat my chest screaming to the heavens, “DID YOU GUYS HEAR WHAT I JUST SAID?” This stuff is LIFECHANGING, so you’re welcome.… READ THE REST

G I V E A W A Y – Shiloh Jade

The Spilled Milk Club has teamed up with Shiloh Jade to bring you an awesome giveaway just in time for the holidays! 
With two separate giveaways on Facebook and Instagram you have the chance to win YOUR CHOICE of a snapback hat or graphic tshirt! 
See Facebook and Instagram and follow the steps to enter.… READ THE REST

Sweet Potato Bites

THESE! These extra sweet potato bites are so good. Thanksgiving is already next Thursday and my newsfeed is flooded Turkey Day treats. When I saw these from Delish I had to try them!
Having made a lot of sweet potato recipes I was skeptical of how they would turn out.… READ THE REST

How to Nail a Family Photo

It’s that time of the year again. The leaves are changing, my coffee is lingering somewhere between pumpkin spice and peppermint mocha, the holidays are drawing closer, and all I can think is “we gotta get this damn Christmas card done before the first frost.”
I always fail.READ THE REST

Why You Lie

You are a liar. It probably started around 3 or 4 years old. You were having a blast playing with your toys, and then suddenly without warning, your parents were all, “time to clean up,” and you were pissed. Here you are enacting an extremely dramatic plot twist between your dolls and action figures, and your rents go pulling things out of your hands and tossing them back into your toy box.READ THE REST
Show this
Hide this