Posts relating to motherhood, in general

Three Reasons Comparing Yourself to Others is Totally Ridiculous

Don’t lie. You know you do it. We all do it. One way or another, we all measure our “okay-ness” by comparing ourselves against other people. It’s human nature. And, lucky us, we all just so happen to live in a time when it’s never been easier to know every detail about every person we’ve […]

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Five Reasons to Embrace an Unplanned Age Gap Between Your Kids

Secondary infertility sucks. It sucks for a lot of reasons but among the suckiest is that it’s not just about you having a baby. It’s also about your child having a sibling. The years just keep passing and not only are you getting older but so is your existing child. For a long time it ate me […]

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Momming After Infertility: It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day

Is there anything in the world more frustrating than having your plans thwarted at pretty much every turn? This was my day today. Thwart, thwart, thwart. Nothing but unadulterated thwartage. If this day had a name it would be Thwart McThwartson. This happens a lot when you are a mom. I really wanted to get […]

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Inside the Target Dressing Room: A Body Image Story

So yesterday I piled the lot of us into a Target dressing room and went through the dreaded process of trying on swim suits. Ask me how much fun that was? Oh. Well, since you asked, it was not fun. Not fun at all. But I couldn’t let the complete and utter misery I was […]

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Mommy in Romanceland: My House is a Mess and it’s Totally Fine

I am not here to complain. I promise. This life I’m living is everything I ever wanted. I have the freedom to choose to stay home with our girls and that is a blessing. I want to be where I am. But, still, I’ve had a bit of a revelation recently. It came to me […]

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You are NOT Emotionally Homeless

Secondary infertility can feel like emotional homelessness. What do I mean by that? Well. You have a child. But real moms have children. Real moms are jugging multiple kids, multiple schedules, multiple meltdowns and double or triple the mess. Real moms birthed families. I can’t tell you how many times a well intentioned “real mom” said […]

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