Hey, Mama, I see you…

Hey, mama. I see you. You just rushed into work, late or almost late, and collapsed in your chair. You put on ¬†your makeup while sitting in traffic. You are … Continue reading Hey, Mama, I see you…

Mother’s Day and The Broken Road

Mother’s Day. For the moms who can’t slap #blessed on everything- this is for you. Motherhood. I have been doing this gig for 22 years now- 5 kids of my … Continue reading Mother’s Day and The Broken Road

Pain with a Purpose (and the perils of Spring sports season)

This week I have driven one thousand miles in three afternoons without ever leaving the boundaries of my small town (or at least it feels like it). What I do … Continue reading Pain with a Purpose (and the perils of Spring sports season)

Living with Teens is Like…

Living with teens is like… Living with professional looters. And world-class hackers. It is like being stuck in the movie Groundhog Day except instead of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania you go back … Continue reading Living with Teens is Like…

Dear Moms…

It is 5:37am and I am sitting on the porch waiting for my tea to kick in and my brain to get going so that I can do a bit … Continue reading Dear Moms…

Mt. Vesuvius in a Onesie…and a Prayer for Mother’s of Newborns

My oldest daughter entered the world on a cold, early spring day. In the middle of the grueling work of late labor, I looked up from my hospital bed to … Continue reading Mt. Vesuvius in a Onesie…and a Prayer for Mother’s of Newborns

A Prayer for the Mom Who Blew It Today

I have a friend who is the kind of mom I always thought I should be. She is soft-spoken, patient and sweet. I, well…I am just..not. She home schools her … Continue reading A Prayer for the Mom Who Blew It Today