Three Children Is Too Many

"You have it a lot worse than I do." You were wrestling with your two children in the parking lot when you saw my three. I know you...

I Wasn't Born To Be A Mother

I wasn't born to do this. It's been a few years now and I don't relish the chaos. I don't thrive in it.

I'm Guilty of Judging Other Moms

I want to tell you that I stopped judging moms once I became one. That I was above mom shaming and once I walked in a mother's tired...

I Don't Enjoy My Children

I don't enjoy my children. Not like I wish I could. My daughter was having a dance party while her dad cheered her on. I was holding a...

Before You Have an Affair, Read This

There comes a time in life when affairs, like death, become unavoidable. They are a part of the adult landscape; you just hope the bomb...

Our Anniversary Isn't Special

It’s our anniversary. And there are no roses. It happened on Valentine’s Day too. I think the special days are hard on purpose. It...

He's Lucky to Have You

He’s lucky to have you. I know people don’t say that often. One diaper change and someone will turn to you and say how lucky you are to...

Because God Gave Me a Daughter

My aunt would point out the cellulite on my prepubescent thighs. And I learned what little girls don't need to hear because God would...

Listen to The People Suffering

When I called off my engagement two months before the wedding, very few of my friends asked how I was doing. I would stand in rooms with...

Building Relationships

When my friend’s dad died unexpectedly she called me, because there is no app for that. I didn’t know what to say. One second her life...

Let's Not Just Pray

When Plan A is gone, pray harder. We can still kick the crap out of Plan B. When we’re afraid that we might drown, pray harder. When I...

Breathing Out the Negatives

It’s not sadness that kills us. It’s the belief that we will ALWAYS be sad. It’s not anxiety that consumes me. It’s when I get anxious...

The Truth About My Marriage

Here's the truth about my marriage. Two days ago I wrote about how balanced we are, what great partners we are, and how we compliment...

Far From the Perfect Mom

I’m that mom who lays in bed praying to God for the strength to get up. I’m that mom who finds out school is closed right after we get in...

The Husband I Did Not Dream Of

For every counter I wipe there’s a gas tank he fills. For every craft I organize there’s a living room wrestling match he MCs. I make...

You Have the Power

I walked away from my relationship with my husband once. Of course he wasn’t my husband then, but everything still broke. He said he...

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