Here's to the Mamas Who Have Made Me a Better Mom

Here’s to the Mamas Who Have Made Me a Better Mom

Here’s to the mamas who have taught me everything I need to know about motherhood. Here’s to the mamas who pore over parenting, child development, and educational resources, striving constantly to be the best moms they can be. From you I …

The Unbearable 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, so my toddler’s legs could keep up. I’ve worn your baby carrier, feeling the weight of my growing child cutting into my hips …

When Winter Hits Mount Motherhood

I was going to be the mom who baked cookies. That’s what I pictured when I was a kid. Someday, my children would return home from school each day to a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. I’m not …

Someday There Will Be Silence

Someday There Will Be Silence

Lately I feel myself teetering between two worlds—lamenting how VERY LOUD my young kids can be, while seeing into the quiet near future with my eldest. So I wrote this as a reminder not to wish away the noisy days (and nights) too quickly.  Someday …

The Brave and Beautiful Act of Asking for Help

The Brave and Beautiful Act of Asking for Help

A mom friend of mine wrote this in her Facebook status the other day: Dear ones, my family is going through a difficult time while P’s cochlear implants are not working. She feels cut off from the world and very …

Letting Go

I remember the first time you grabbed my thumb with fierce but impossibly tiny fingers. You held on as if you’d never let go. After that, you grabbed at everything. Toys and teething rings, computer cords, cats’ fur, my hair. Let …