Do you ever feel like you just want to opt-out? As clear as yesterday, I remember the day my husband was diagnosed with cancer. And again, as if it were happening this very minute, I remember every detail from when...
Self-care is just a buzz word. A word to remind moms to do more for themselves and to not get rundown. But self-care is just a band-aid to the rut and heaviness that motherhood often brings. Going for a...
An adventure? I couldn't. I wouldn't. I shouldn't. All three immediate and strong responses when my friends - my "tribe" - came up with the outlandish idea of going on an adventure. Outlandish? How outlandish can four middle-aged women from...
One of my very best friends has completely opposite political views from me. Crazy, right? We don't agree on politics in most aspects, yet I call her my best friend. She remains one of my best friends, despite our...
Let me just start by saying, I think I might be writing this for myself. To say it nicely {because it’s 2020 and we should say nice things about ourselves}, I’m politically… uh… passionate. I dated someone from the...
Growing up, all I knew was that I didn’t like crowds or restaurants. When we would go to a sit-down restaurant I would have full-on panic attacks. But not having any support to figure out what I was feeling,...
When my husband and sons are all tucked in bed and fast asleep, my daily home duties are complete, and my work is caught up, I eagerly head to my shower before I call it a night. But it's...
It's been a WEEK.  I know you have been there. There are just some days, weeks, or seasons that, as a mother, are just hard - plain, unvarnished, difficult times. It's hard to feel thankful when you feel anything...
This is life with ADHD. I know I'm not alone. On any given morning, it will take a combined effort of bribing, enticing, and slight caudling to get my 10-year-old to wake up. When he does finally wake up,...