14 Things Real Friends Do

Over the years I’ve collected a good amount of friends. I’m fairly introverted, but once people get past my resting bitch face, I think they find me to be moderately agreeable. (Or not, whatever. Like I said, I’m an introvert.)

 

I quickly learned though, that 36 nights (and days) of consecutive college drinking does not make a friend.… READ THE REST

This Is What You Left

Motherhood is truly my greatest joy. You get to grow another human inside your body and feel their every move as they develop and thrive. You get to hold your heart outside of your body, which has been ravaged by 30 hours of natural labor and an emergency cesarean, in my case.… READ THE REST

The Art of Being Average

Since I can remember, I always wanted to be the best.  The most well-liked. The smartest. The prettiest. The list goes on. Looking back, I believe I wanted to prove I was needed; that I was someone special. That I was good enough.… READ THE REST

Unwanted Parenting Advice from a Non-Parent

 

I am not a parent. My reproductive organs are in appropriate working order and I am explicitly stating that I decisively do not want to have children. Ever. I have deliberately pondered upon and comprehensively accepted that I will never experience the distinguished though personally uncharted rush of maternal delight.READ THE REST

How I Forgot Who I Am

2016 gave birth to many things for me (& from me). The top of that list, most literally, being the birth of my third child; the sweetest little angel of a baby, Grant (whose cute cheeks have graced these virtual pages on more than one occasion).READ THE REST

Know When To Leave

My idea for this blog post sparked while I was making tuna fish casserole for my family. I started cooking and found myself thinking about all of my friends who have asked me for relationship advice over the years, on whether to stay with the person they are with or to leave.… READ THE REST

Friday Favorites – DockATot!

It’s New Year’s Eve Eve and with today’s Friday Favorites I’m officially declaring 2017 as the year of sleep for moms everywhere, with the DockATot (or at least our best shot at it).

When I first came across the DockATot I was immediately drawn to its stylish and cozy design and my jaw dropped when I saw it was actually SAFE for babies to sleep in.READ THE REST

7 Things To Do When the Holidays Hurt

While every city street is lined with twinkling lights, and Christmas music plays, it’s not always easy to feel joy in your heart.

 

It can often be a simple reminder. For me it’s cinnamon gum. We always used to put cinnamon gum in my dad’s stocking, and I find myself in line at the grocery store, buying it and closing my eyes as I chew it.… READ THE REST

Holiday Survival Guide: In-Laws Edition

My in-laws suck.

 

Kidding. They don’t. They’re actually really great… I think it’s God’s way of saying, your birth family is a nightmare, let me take it easy on you with this one. Just some nice Christian folk, that are family focused, with good morals and no drug addictions or notable mental illness to speak of.… READ THE REST

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