Long before I became a mother, I was writer and blogger. I was also a sanctimommy. (I realize this is rich, coming from me, a mommy blogger.) I had a LOT of preconceived notions about what motherhood was like...
My three-year-old likes to play a game in which we make faces at each other. That's pretty much the extent of the game. Sad faces, happy ones, silly ones. He likes the sad ones best – maybe they’re funnier...
As talked about in my previous post, my husband and I have started a list of skills and knowledge that we want our daughter to learn as she grows up. These are areas we think are important in order...
When I found out I was pregnant with my daughter I went out and bought a nice new journal to write letters to her – an endeavor that was successful for just a few weeks. It was a nice...
Saturday morning cartoons were an exciting part of my week as a kid. The Care Bears were my jam, so my parents woke me up in time to watch. This is pretty much where their responsibility ended. It was up to...
I’m going to tell you something that doesn’t make me proud. When news broke of another mass shooting, this time at a high school in Florida, my first thought was not horror or concern -- it was “here we...
I'm not really one for hashtags. I think it’s my grammatical need for words to have spacing, combined with my age. Millennials look cool hashtagging on social media, but me now at 43? I’m not too sure. I've hardly...
I am not sure if it's because my daily life for six years has consisted of the SAHM routine or if it's because I am some kind of millennial, but I had a realization one day: I think in...
'Mommy, why do people shoot kids?' We were sitting in bumper to bumper traffic. There was the usual driving game of guessing animal sounds and hearing about the giant slug he found at school, when suddenly my newly turned...

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On the morning of November 28, 2016, I called my Mom just like every other morning. When she answered, I noticed her voice sounded hoarse and scratchy. "Are you coming down with a cold?" I asked. "It's the smoke,"...

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