February 1, 2021

On Building Our Own Fort.

I read Lean In last year. It took me a while to finally do it, because I just wasn’t sure how I was going to respond. It went well overall… until it didn’t. Don’t get me wrong- there was a great deal that I agreed with. But I couldn’t get over the fact that the […]

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January 25, 2021

Because I Said So: On Justifying Our Choices As Mothers

“Because I said so.” I abhorred that statement growing up. When my mom said it to me, it turned every nerve in my body on edge. It was so final, so nonsensical. I wanted to debate, to prove why I needed to get my way. But that sentence put the hammer down- there was no […]

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January 10, 2021

In Celebration of the #MomSquad

I will be the first to admit… I have a killer mom squad. Here are some reasons I know this. – We make it a point to meet, text, Snapchat, and call when we can. – We have grace for each other when we can’t keep up, and allow space when we need it. – […]

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January 1, 2021

Affirmations for the Good Enough Mom

Hello, beautiful. I see you today. Your feet hit the floor reluctantly, but you smile. Even though your eyes are heavy with sleep and your mind is foggy with “what day is it anyway?” you know you have so much to be thankful for. You kiss your babies, smell their sleepy heads. You jostle them […]

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December 20, 2020

Motherhood Isn’t A Melting Pot.

I’d like to do an experiment. Think back with me, before you became a mom. I know some days it’s hard to imagine what life was like then. Often it feels like a distant memory, right? But try. Remember what consumed your thoughts, what you hoped for, who you spent time with, what your relationships […]

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December 8, 2020

To My Children, As I Grasp At What Is True.

You are everything. As Mary cherished these things in her heart, so I cherished the two pink lines that told me you were more than a hope. The notion of you, before you entered the world and left the safety of my womb. I fretted over you before you ever came to be. I dreamt […]

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December 1, 2020

Seeing the World Through Our Kids’ Eyes

I always said when I was little that when I grew up, I wanted to see the world through my kid’s eyes- to put myself in their shoes. Some of that was probably me being frustrated with my parents for telling me “no” for something that I thought I should get, but I really meant […]

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November 20, 2020

When You Love Your Work and Your Kids.

Mothers are constantly hearing two competing messages, and told we have to choose between them.  The first message that often gets served to us is this: never ever leave your children’s presence, manage every detail of their lives, make sure they are always having new and enriching experiences, protect them from anything and everything, spend […]

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November 10, 2020

Balance is a Myth: Mothering in the Tension

I am no scientist, but I do know one thing- balance can’t exist without tension and movement.   Newton’s first law of motion states: “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” […]

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