I walked into Fleet’s room. He was sitting on the stairs of the bunk beds that he shares with his brother. I sent him there ten minutes ago for time out. The problem was that he hadn’t really done anything wrong. Ten minutes ago the baby was crying on his quilt on the living room… Read More All the needs
I had the honor and pleasure and all the other good words of spending a few days with my best friend last week. It’s no small feat for us to get together. We live states away and have 6 kids between us. But we pulled our resources and spent 3 glorious kid free days together… Read More The Highlight Reel
I was sitting in the living room after school the other day feeding the baby. The bigger kids were playing all around me. Little Luke was standing beside the couch holding my phone while looking for a song to play. He loves doing this. Elle picked up her blankie and walked over to him. She… Read More 20 Seconds of the Day
The parking lot at the park we frequent is quite small. This morning, a truck was parked halfway on the grass. The guy who takes care of the park marched around asking all the parents if it was their truck. I was glad it wasn’t mine because I hate confrontation and feel especially vulnerable when… Read More Neat Little Boxes
I remember the first time that one of my kids ever told me about a dream they’d had. He was 4 years old. It was the middle of the night. He woke me up, crying because the villan from the movie, Free Birds was chasing him. I don’t know why Disney and Pixar and whoever… Read More Nice Privates
Let me share one of the lovely things that has happened to my body since it has been home to 4 babies in 7 years. If you are squeamish, stop reading. In order for your stomach to expand to accommodate those little lovelies, your stomach muscles separate. This is called diastasis recti. I have heard… Read More Just Breathe
Are you familiar with Game of Thrones? or GOT as us nerds call it? Well, just in case you aren’t, let me give you a very brief synopsis relative to what I want to share today. Daenerys Targaryen, the rightful queen of the Seven Kingdoms has been in exile in Westeros her entire life. Her… Read More Is He Ruggedly Handsome?
“I hated having a body at all. My body made it impossible for me to succeed at being a girl. The universe had presented me with some very obvious rules for femaleness: Be small and quiet and wispy and stoic and light and smooth and don’t fart or bleed or bloat or tire or hunger… Read More Raising Girls in a Broken World