It’s been 122 Fridays since I last held my littlest love. I count because I can’t help it. I count because he’s my son and he’ll never stop mattering to me. I count because numbers are something real that makes sense to me, unlike his absence, unlike SUDC. Patrick should be three and a half… Read More 122
There was a post going around a while ago on how having or being a stay at home parent isn’t a luxury and I agree: the word you’re looking for there is privilege. To even be a part of that conversation presumes the privilege of having a two-parent household to begin with. Having a spouse… Read More Parenting Privilege
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” – Brene Brown Authenticity is one of the things I’ve been trying to put my finger on behind… Read More A Parent, Apparent
It’s Peggy O’Mara’s birthday today! As the former editor and publisher of Mothering Magazine, she gave creative, gentle, natural and informed parenting a place in mainstream media before we had Facebook groups, Google hangouts and Pinterest to help network and spread information and ideas- and connections, too. Mothering was the only magazine I’ve ever opened… Read More Happy Birthday Peggy!
Gosh, I’m so picky! No wonder I haven’t been writing. I’ve had to adjust the lighting, change the music, redirect the angle of the blinds, get more coffee, check on the kids, check my email, use the bathroom, get MORE coffee, adjust my chair, put my hair back up, and finally just sit the hell… Read More The Soul in my Soles
The recent chilly, week-long school holiday prompted my 9 year old son to ask, “Mom? Can we make Messy Pancakes again?” They are his longstanding favorite breakfast food, based on a recipe I discovered years ago and tweaked into one that has become fully our own family tradition- including the name. I grew up on… Read More Finding the Zen: Messy Pancakes
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Some weekdays, Daddy gets up early for work. This rainy morning, he left this: so that we could do THIS! Ohhh, I sure am grateful for him today, too! I’m trying to post at least five things a day that I am grateful for for my 30 Days of Gratitude, so I’m… Read More Wordless Wednesday: Fun in a Box
Today, I have spent the day in my coziest pants and faux-hubby’s sweatshirt, ignoring the clock while reading with my 5 year old daughter, nursing the (almost year old!) baby, checking in on Facebook and listening to my (9 & 11 year old) boys giggle uncontrollably in their room. FH (Faux-Hubby) has been hard at… Read More 30 Days of Gratitude: Day 18
Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! I hope you’re getting your vote on today, regardless of who or what it’s for. I’m getting so excited to hear the results! I voted for Gary Johnson for President to be part of the 5% and YES on Prop 37 and Prop 30! Had I the opportunity, I’d be joining an ever growing populous… Read More Wordless Wednesday: Wearing My Gay Red Shirt
Post baby on the runway:Dress by Casey Sue Reading this, you can’t really tell, but I have to confess: I am one of those “skinny bitches“. I lost the baby weight and was back in my skinny jeans after my fourth kid within a few weeks. (I will point out here, that my last two… Read More Confessions of a SkinnyMom: Mmm, Humble Pie!