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12th Man Mom: How the Seahawks are Making Me a Better Parent

As long-time Seattle Seahawks fans, these past two football seasons have been a whole lot of fun for our family. With winning the Superbowl last year and clinching first seed in the playoffs winning the NFC championship this year, the Seahawks are definitely having their day. But …

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12 Reasons I’m Never Giving up Yoga Pants

There’s this post going all over the Interwebs written by a mom who’s giving up yoga pants and leggings because she feels like she might cause men to stumble or be tempted or something by wearing them. I won’t speak …

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The Weight of a Mother’s Love

Hi there, Mama. You may not know me, but I know you. I’ve walked in your shoes (slowly of course, so my toddler’s little legs could keep up). I’ve worn your baby carrier, feeling the weight of my growing child …

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How Far Have We Really Come Since the Civil Rights Movement?

(Photo credit: Ron Cogswell) In the wake of last year’s high-profile incidents involving race relations in America, I’ve seen a particular sentiment voiced over and over from people who are frustrated with the current state of things: We’re really not any closer to …

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Is It Immodest to Breastfeed in Public?

Last year, I wrote two posts about breastfeeding in public that brought up a lot of strong opinions. I honestly appreciated hearing different viewpoints, and most of them I felt quite comfortable addressing in the comments of those posts. But …

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That Time Pete Carroll Called Me

If you follow Motherhood and More on Facebook or Twitter, you’re probably already aware of this, but I thought I’d share some more details and try to get my non-social-media readers caught up. In short, it’s been the most exciting week …

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A Prayer for My Sister-Friends

Dear Ones, The recent suicide of an acquaintance who was close to some of my friends has reminded me how connected we are in this web of life.  I’ve always been grateful for my “Sister-Friends,” women whose friendships feel like family. …