a case for the dust bunnies

I’m sitting on my floor. I was supposed to be tossing trains back into the wicker toy box we attempt to hide in the corner of the living room, but instead, I’m sitting on my floor. The kids are asleep, the husband is working late, and here I am, sitting between Sheriff Woody and Lightning McQueen. […]

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adding a baby to the mix

When will you have kids? That’s the question you start getting asked as soon as you say I do, if not earlier. And when you bring a little one home, the question changes ever-so-slightly: When will you add another? And after that happens, the question morphs a little more: How many do you think you’ll have? […]

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when you want to throw in the towel

Some mornings are tougher than others. Some days are more exhausting than others. Some weeks are more trying than others. Some entire seasons of life are more challenging than you’ve ever imagined. Parenting little children is not for the faint of heart. Parenting boys is not for the faint of heart. Parenting kids from hard […]

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moms, you will relate to this

This video is one mama’s “apology” to her friends without kids, her funny confession as to why she has been so distant. It’s pretty on-point, and definitely relatable. Like, all of it. The texting, the one-hour nap, the cheese on the floor, the door closing, the half-conversations because of the impending meltdown. But I’d add that […]

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be awesome today

We all have a little bit of awesome buried deep down, but sometimes, we need a little reminder to let it shine. So, here’s your friendly reminder on this chilly November morning: Be awesome. Seize the day and live fiercely and passionately and joyfully. Tackle your to-do lists and love the ones your with. Think […]

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the cure to the brokenness

When all else fails, take a picture that captures just how crazy your family is. That’s a saying, right? I read a lot articles online today that made me sad. Stories about our media’s toxic disregard of women. Stories about the cycle of foster care neglect. Stories about how invasive and addicting pornography is to […]

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