A few years ago, my husband and I found ourselves completely at a loss in understanding certain aspects of our oldest child. He was shifting from toddlerhood to preschool age and seemed to be different than us in more...
These last two days have been hard, really hard. The kids went back to school and I'm really struggling. For the past 11 months, I have been living the professionally ambitious motherhood life I've always dreamed of and it...
Based on its title, you might assume this post is about the transition that happened yesterday. The transition of a new administration that had been carefully planned and organized for weeks, one which included various guests, celebrations, and pomp...
Amidst all the COVID-19 chaos, one bit of normalcy dominated the fall for my family: the college application process. My older son, a senior at Notre Dame, spent almost every moment of free time writing essays, completing the Common App...
“Everyone hit the reset button!,” I yelled over the chaos that we sometimes call lunch. Their voices had joined together to become an unhappy chorus of “She’s sitting too close to me!,” “He’s breathing on my sandwich!,” “She has...
Why is being different seen as a bad thing? Sometimes the differences in people are the most beautiful things about them. Our world would be so different if we were all alike, so why do we look at people...
Christmas Anxiety

Christmas Anxiety

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Last night, as I was sitting on the couch with my husband discussing the many things left to do on my “Christmas Will Be Ruined If I Don’t Get This Done List,” it happened… Making its appearance for this first...
When someone goes through a divorce and you have a child, sooner than later you come to the realization that the holidays will never be the same. For some holidays, you will either have your child for part of...

If You Want a Village…

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I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a lonely year for mothers. Most of us have taken on the responsibility of staying at home with the kids during quarantine, whether we previously did so or not....
If you have ever been to counseling, you know that your childhood will be brought up to talk through. Having deeply dug into my own raising and how my environment, belief systems, and the care given to me shaped...

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