In the middle of the ashes – we will rise

We are in one of those times where it’s pouring – we’re taking hit after hit, one thing after another, being pummeled by financial and emotional stress. My brain is running in circles, and I’m trying very hard to make sure those circles don’t turn into...

Who runs the world?

Prayers for My Girls I may not agree with ALL of the lyrics in Ms. Beyoncé’s anthem; however, it is indeed a remarkable and powerful thing to be a woman. Some think being female makes us weak by default when, in fact, it is just the opposite....

How to Cure Working Mom Guilt

Working mom guilt. It’s real and it sucks. I have a MAJOR case of working mom guilt. I love my job as a teacher, but it is a job that demands a lot of my time and energy. I also have two perfect little humans at...

“Daddy Day Care” is Bullsh*t

Not too long ago, I was at a baby shower for a friend from work, and she asked what advice I could give her as a new mom. Of course, I began spewing stories about my pregnancies, breastfeeding, and how my kids slept as newborns....

Perks of Being a Young Parent

While I definitely understand the stigma that surrounds being a young parent, I find it absurd that others judge it when they’ve never lived it. When my parents and Sam’s parents found out we were pregnant, I knew why they felt sadness. It’s hard making a...

A Happy You Makes a Happy Child

Do you ever just find yourself in a slump? There are so many activities that you love doing, and still do, but you’re feeling too guilty to do them? That’s how I’ve been feeling lately. Slumped. I love writing, I love sharing my thoughts and advice with...