Grief and Suffering, Marriage and Motherhood

Horse Faces and Updates

So a horse walks into a bar, and the bartender looks up and says, "Hey! Why the long face?" Badump. Chhhhhhiiiiiing. Sorry. I legitimately could not think of any other way to start this post. Ha! It's mid-August! Back to school time, back to routine, back to school pick-up lanes, back to multiple colors of… Continue reading Horse Faces and Updates

Marriage and Motherhood, Mental Health and Healing

The Tomato in the Room

Hey. Friends. Can we make a little pact with one another? Can we agree not to be emotionally bullied by scary headlines? I mean, really. I pulled Facebook up on my phone this morning and had full blown anxiety symptoms within 5 minutes. I cannot be the only one who experiences this. I feel like… Continue reading The Tomato in the Room

Grief and Suffering, Marriage and Motherhood, Mental Health and Healing

Side Effects of Living

Some mornings, I wake up, and it feels like my mind has already guzzled half a gallon of coffee, been to the gym, stamped out a full day's work, and is tapping its foot impatiently waiting for my lazy body to come around. Consciousness, for me, can feel like turning the TV on in the… Continue reading Side Effects of Living

Marriage and Motherhood

To My Best Friend on Her Birthday…

The older I get the more I realize how rare... These lifetime friendships. And even more rare, that we live nearby one another - that our babies are besties, too. Whether they like it or not. 😉 And while it's easy to romanticize, we know that these relationships are hard-won. Fought over the battlegrounds of… Continue reading To My Best Friend on Her Birthday…

Marriage and Motherhood


Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Can we just pause for a moment and talk about how my son just went to his FRESHMAN HOMECOMING? My firstborn son... the one who named me "mommy" when I was barely 20 years old - not old enough to legally purchase alcohol, but legally allowed to bring home a little… Continue reading Freshman HOMECOMING.

Marriage and Motherhood

Five Kids and Brain Bubbles

My therapist said I should write about what it's like to have five kids. That sounds like the opening line of a stand-up act, but it's true. In my spare time, I need to write about the complex nuances of five kids plus a husband plus a bit of crazy (I mean, "a healing journey") thrown… Continue reading Five Kids and Brain Bubbles