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Thoughts from swim

Thoughts from swim

Self: Put down your phone. Also Self: I can't. I am so hot. I hate this. But she loves it so I must be a good mom. Do ...
If I'm Okay, You’ll Be Okay: A Passage To Motherhood

If I'm Okay, You’ll Be Okay: A Passage To Motherhood

I’m sure you can recall the moment that you found out you were expecting your first child, the excitement, the innocence, the insecurity and the f...
Go forth

Go forth

As a lifelong sufferer of general anxiety and panic my penultimate craving is safety.  I want to stay secure & protected, always.  I want clot...
Health Benefits of Chocolate

Health Benefits of Chocolate

Expecting girls and new moms often invest superhuman powers to forgo the sweetest shade of brown over weight concerns. Unfortunately, by eliminati...

Surviving February

If you are anything like me then February feels like a time of no hope.   I don't really care what the groundhog says, there is ice on the ground,...

My Body is My Body is My Body

Because my body should always be my body. Because my health is just as important. Because I want my daughter to know that she is worthy. Because e...

The Chasm - A Song of Ending

There are no good reasons and plenty of good reasons for how tired your & my bones are. We both know about sleep deprivation (years-long) and ...

Baby Mom - No More.

   He's three.   He's potty trained.   He's weaned.   She starts kindergarten next week. She has her ears pierced. Talk about transition.   The ...
Easy Fix

Easy Fix

With me, there is no easy fix for my anxiety.  I've been navigating it since I was about nine years old.  I recently looked back through old journ...
Mamas & Flowers (50% OFF)

Mamas & Flowers (50% OFF)

You don't really want a fancy bag or a busy brunch.  You just want to spend the day with your kids, even though they exhaust you.  You want a nod...