Motherhood

Parenting always gives me lots to write about. Here are some of my favorite articles. 

I could feel the dark circles around my eyes and I hadn't even looked in the mirror yet. I woke up tired because the night before, I’d partied like it was 1999… Doing laundry. Read on...
To all you moms of babies out there who love this stage… I understand you. I love the baby stage, too: the cooing and smiles, the rocking and nursing, the little legs dangling from your hip. We hold our babies and heaven feels near. Read on...
Often I have Normal-Brain with normal thoughts enjoying a normal day. But then there’s Thorn-in-my-Side-Brain. She shows up unannounced, uninvited and always overstays her welcome. Let me tell you how Thorn-in-my-Side-Brain thinks... Read on...




I did something I never thought I could do this summer: I drove 18 hours alone with my three kids on a marathon road trip. Not straight - that’s madness. Over three days, I drove 9 hours, 5.5 hours, and then 3.5 hours. But still. Eighteen hours. Read on...


I have noticed a few lies we sometimes embrace as truths. I have noticed them in conversations, in actions, and sometimes in my own thoughts. I’m calling out these five lies... Read on...

The other day, I did it again. I took time for myself. {Gasp.} When I rejoined the family, my husband asked me if I enjoyed my alone time. Me: Yes. (Pause.) But now I feel guilty. Husband: Why? Me: I don’t know. It just seems like there’s so much else I really should be doing. Alone time seems like a waste of my time... and kind of selfish. Read on...

My three young boys and I still had not made it through the security checkpoint. The airport was hot, our carry-ons heavy and we stood uncomfortably close to strangers. Turtles moved faster than that line. Turtles didn’t even have to be alive to move faster than that line. Read on...