May 20, 2021

Girls Trips and Goodbyes.

I took a vacation last week. Not just any vacation, mind you. A girls trip. The first one I have taken, well ever really. At least since my kids were born. And do you know what? It was an absolute game changer for me. Ever since my oldest daughter started kindergarten, I have felt myself […]

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May 5, 2021

On Motherhood and Vocation.

Growing up, I never considered how becoming a mother would change my career plans. I didn’t think that far ahead. For those mothers who want a career, how do we balance the goals that we worked so hard to attain before our children came into the world with our current motherhood reality? I believe we […]

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April 28, 2021

For the People Pleasing Mom.

Hey mama. People pleasing is exhausting, isn’t it? Making sure that the people who matter most to you are happy and cared for is a big job. An important one. But everyone else? They seem to want you to take care of them too. Friends, clients, coworkers, bosses, people you’ve never met online inviting you […]

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April 1, 2021

In Defense of The Good Enough Mother

“Every life is a piece of art, put together with all means available”. -Pierre Janet Before I begin this post, please know that I am not a child psychologist, and I have no training in child development. I am simply a mother who wants to do the best job of parenting my children that I […]

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March 20, 2021

How to Be a Safe Space for Another Mom.

In the world of mommy wars, mom-shaming, and the endless competitiveness and comparison that consumes so much of the media conversation around motherhood, it is more important than ever that we remind each other that this is not the reality. I have been blessed with a handful of very close mama friends. Some of them […]

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March 15, 2021

On Making Childcare Work.

Childcare. It’s a pretty fraught subject. Just the word can send shivers down the spine of even the most courageous new mother. The thought of leaving your tiny, helpless baby with anyone but you sounds like a total impossibility. They need you, physically, emotionally, psychologically. Stories like this wreck us and leave us wondering why […]

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March 1, 2021

20 Self-Care Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Self-care is a trending topic these days. We see it everywhere, but it can be difficult to actually practice it. It seems like an indulgence, doesn’t it? Something we should have to earn. I used to see it that way. I wore myself out pleasing everyone and meeting everyone’s needs before my own- my husband’s, […]

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February 23, 2021

On Taking Up Space.

I’ve never loved Mother’s Day cards. They always seem to celebrate a mom for disappearing. For becoming invisible, for sacrificing everything for her kids. And as a mom, I never imagined that’s what my daughters would want to celebrate me for. Where are the cards that say “Thank you mom for living an amazing life […]

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February 15, 2021

On Changing the World as a Mother.

I was raised with one very clear message: you can be, and do, anything you want. That’s the crux of the American dream, right? In this country you can choose who you want to be, where you want to go, and how you want to live. I was also raised in the church. Every youth […]

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