letter to mama
Family, I Can Only Laugh About It, Parenting, Relationships

Always the Perfect Mama

“Yeah, that’s not going to happen.” She said it so casually, and I wish it were true. N recently turned 7. She’s growing so fast, and I love it. People tell me not to wish the years away, but truth be told, I can’t wait until she’s a teenager. You see, I’ve spent the last… Continue reading Always the Perfect Mama

Saying "no"
Anxiety, Boundaries, Fear, Parenting, Relationships

I Said “No.”

Have you ever agreed to do something and immediately regretted doing so? Welcome to my life. I do it almost daily because I don’t like telling people “no” – I worry that they won’t like me. I don’t want them to think I am not a team player. I want to be helpful. Truth is,… Continue reading I Said “No.”

Mom with Babies
Anxiety, Family, Parenting, Relationships

5 Tips for Surviving Single Parenthood

I recently had a friend send me a text: “Hey gf,” it started. “Think I could vent to you some time on the phone about how freakin hard it is to do this parenting thing alone? I feel like nobody can get it unless you’ve been there. So happy you’ve found your special someone! I’m… Continue reading 5 Tips for Surviving Single Parenthood

Child on ground
Anxiety, Family, Parenting, Relationships

When Your Baby is Hurting

She was quiet when she got in the car. It was only the second week of school, and I could tell something was off. “How was your day, love?” I asked N, knowing full well that this isn’t the question that is going to get me answers. “Fine,” she responded, looking out the window. “What… Continue reading When Your Baby is Hurting

Anxiety, Parenting

The time I was convinced N was going to be abducted

There are really only three things that can get my anxiety at a paralyzing level: my daughter, our financial situation, and Tyler. Anxiety about anything else is usually managed – I’ll be cranky, angry, or sad, but I can get through my day and pretend I’m OK when needed. But any of those three aforementioned… Continue reading The time I was convinced N was going to be abducted