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I am a bored mother.

I’ve been struggling lately, as a mother. Georgie is in such a wonderful and fun stage. She is walking, trying to say words, dancing, giggling, cuddling, picking flowers, squealing with delight, and reading books. I know these are special, sacred times. But I am bored. For those of you who are new around here, I…
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I am a bored mother.

I’ve been struggling lately, as a mother. Georgie is in such a wonderful and fun stage. She is walking, trying to say words, dancing, giggling, cuddling, picking flowers, squealing with delight, and reading books. I know these are special, sacred times. But I am bored. For those of you who are new around here, I…
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Teaching Our Children to Love and Doubt

When I stumbled on Alissa BC’s blog not too long ago, it was like finding my own story packaged in beautiful prose. I didn’t know that there were other mothers out there wrestling with the same doubts and big questions as me. For the first time in months I really rested in the truth that…
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Teaching Our Children to Love and Doubt

When I stumbled on Alissa BC’s blog not too long ago, it was like finding my own story packaged in beautiful prose. I didn’t know that there were other mothers out there wrestling with the same doubts and big questions as me. For the first time in months I really rested in the truth that…
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A baby made my marriage better

This might be an unpopular opinion, but I’m going to go ahead and say it. Adding a baby to our lives actually strengthened our marriage. Before you get all crazy on me, let me first say that the reason we chose to have a baby was NOT because we wanted to improve our marriage, and…
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All these parenting books are caca.

In the weeks after Baby G was born, I went on an irrational parenting book reading spree, probably because my hormones were raging and I didn’t know how to make my baby stop crying. Somewhere in this sleep deprived, sour-milk-sheets coma I ingested bits and pieces of about a dozen baby rearing books I picked…
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10 tips for enjoying life as a stay-at-home mom

I’ve recently written about some of my struggles with being a stay-at-home mom, but today I want to focus on the little things I do to enjoy this season of life. Since I only quit my job as a reporter less than two months ago, I’m still in the process of figuring this whole stay-at-home…
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When your baby is sick

…Doesn’t it just break your heart?  This week, as you know, I’ve been alone with Baby G, so naturally she had to come down with a cold. This is just the second time in her little baby life that she’s been sick, and I knew it wasn’t anything serious, so I wasn’t really worried or…
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Why moms lie about co-sleeping

“Put the baby down on her back, in her crib, while sleepy but awake.” You’ve heard it a thousand times, right? From your pediatrician, from the pamphlets sent home with you from the hospital, from the smug parenting books you’re supposed to read while pregnant. I just want to go on the record and say…
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Are you jealous of your spouse's career?

As a stay-at-home mom I’ve struggled with seeing my husband flourish in his career. I’m happy for him and I love to see him find fulfillment in his work, but I have to admit a part of me is a bit jealous. Maybe some of you understand how I feel. This week, Joe is in…
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