• Parenting

    The Dirty Thirty

    September 20, 2017

    I was taught in Jr. High that to begin an interesting, intriguing essay you can simply use a definition. People love definitions apparently. Urban Dictionary’s definition of the “The Dirty Thirty”: When a woman reaches the…

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    7 Layer Exhaustion Dip

    September 13, 2017

    My newborn adrenaline is rapidly dissipating and the past month was (if you haven’t heard me say and write about a trillion times) the hardest of my mothering yet. There are levels and layers to my…

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    Crippling Insecurities As A Mother

    September 6, 2017

    I have never had as much insecurity in my abilities until I had a Joseph. Enter all the doubt. Before, you would find me at the bar with friends shooting the shit not giving a fuck…

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    This Too Shall Pass…Me The Wine

    August 30, 2017

    Some would call this being in the thick of it. I would call it, “Could I catch a break someday?” Either way, it feels heavy, like walking through thick paste while accumulating more and more nasty…

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    24 Things

    August 16, 2017

    Joe turns two today. TWO. When he turned one I could feel the weight of those 12 months. They had been hard. After one though, it is hard to comprehend that he has lived another year.…

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    Phases of Mom

    August 8, 2017

    • Hopeful Momma • She wakes up ready to grab the day by the balls. She’s is going to get some laundry done, some food cooked, do yoga, put on makeup, do her hair, and then…

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    Planes, Trains, and Helicopter Moms

    July 27, 2017

    There are lots of mom terms that I had to learn after having babies. Especially all those damn acronyms. SAHM, STTN, DS, DD, BM, EBF, FF, and STFU (well, maybe not that one) but good lord…

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    The SIMantics of Parenting

    July 20, 2017

    Seventh grade was a definitive age for me. I got bullied for the first time, so I avoided social interaction of any sort. School had become a living nightmare. Jr. High is rough, people, and girls…

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    A Brave New World

    June 29, 2017

    I have two kids. Two. We have started saying strange things like “the boys” and “our kids” instead of just Joseph constantly. Routines have changed. Priorities have transformed. It’s a weird mix of happy and sad.…

  • Parenting Pregnancy

    The Love That Is Just Too Much

    June 22, 2017

    To be quite honest, the first night in the hospital with Joseph was awkward. I made Pat go home and sleep for awhile because truthfully I was worried about our dogs and that I was already…