STRAIN

My daughter was constipated last night, and while I realize that this isn’t halting news for any of you, it was a big deal for me. It was...

DEAR ELISE,

Someday,  I won’t have a panic attack when I misplace your pacifier. I won’t be able to make you giggle by pretending to eat your feet. I...

BULLY

I forgot that I was a bully once.  Yesterday, I was sitting on my living room floor making knots in the carpet with my fingers while my...

MY MOTHERHOOD REALITY

Disclaimer: Michael and I found the sim card that was in my phone the first few weeks of Elise’s life, and a picture I took of her after...

HOUSE

My parents are selling my childhood home, so forgive me while I get sentimental, but like, isn’t that my right at a time like this? It...

THAT TIME I HAD A BABY

A good year before I became pregnant I was sitting on the living room floor scrolling through my news feed when I saw a picture my Dad...

I Think About You When:

The first post on my news feed is an excited couple holding an ultrasound picture with 227 thumbs up and 57 comments about how becoming a...

To have a Mother's Heart

“There is no limit to what a woman with a mother heart can accomplish.”--Julie B. Beck My mom made me a bouquet out of brooches when I...

Worth the Wait

This time of year always reminds me of meeting Michael. I can’t explain it other than to say that it feels the same. Spring is something...

Patience, Iago, Patience

I clear my plate before most people have had time to salt their potato. I read spoiler alerts to see how the series of whatever my...