Peace in the Midst of Crisis

Divorce is a type of death. Except the deceased is a ghost that keeps drifting in and out of your life, ensuring that wounds never heal and the grieving process goes on for eternity. It’s almost final, the legal paperwork, and I will re-assume the name with which I came into this world. But it’s … Continue reading

Mom Confession: I’m a Yeller

As I repeatedly asked my two-year-old to walk back towards me while we were outside, he gleefully ran farther away… and my blood boiled. Taking a deep breath and keeping my voice level and calm didn’t seem to have any effect. Before I knew what happened, a loud, angry voice exploded out–making my son pause … Continue reading

Trust Falls and Rage-o-Meters: Classifying Toddler Tantrums

To the man who hit on me today while my son was going into a paroxysm of total toddler rage: Are you insane? Who does that? Why are you attempting to make small talk–as my son screams while attempting a death roll in his stroller? What part of that made you think it was a good time to … Continue reading

Vacations, or Activities I Used to Enjoy before Having a Baby

vacation with baby

Living with my husband and our baby out of state from our respective family and friends makes visiting rare, pricey, and challenging. Yet, we get homesick and want our son to know his family beyond just his mom and dad, so we purchase the tickets and pack our bags two to three times a year. … Continue reading

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