Tag: motherhood

NO PHONES AT THE TABLE

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In our house, family dinner is the one time of the day we all sit down together. We use this time to regroup as...

It Will Get Better, I Promise

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In the beginning, it's hard. I mean heart-wrenching, questioning if you can even do this, lay on the kitchen floor crying hard. You will...

Our Blended Family: What We Do to Make It Work

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As a little girl, I always dreamed of being a mom. I would one day grow up, get married, and have kids, preferably a...

Stop and Smell the Desitin

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If you've been a mom for more than 10 minutes, you've probably heard (and reacted to) the well-intended phrase, "Enjoy it! You're going to...

The End of a Decade: An Introspective on Life and Motherhood

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Did you know that Instagram was created in 2010? It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years, a whole decade since one of...

Why Women Need to Stop Saying “It’s OK” When It’s Not

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It’s a frosty Michigan morning, and your kid has a doctors appointment. You calculate the precise time they need to get up, so they...

Society’s Unrealistic Expectations of Motherhood

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I’ve seen it circulating social media, and I’m sure you have, too: “We expect women to work as if they don’t have children and...

Mama, You Need a “Golf Night!”

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Let’s get something clear right away: “golf night” is in quotations because what I’m about to say has nothing to do with actual golf,...

I’ll Never Be a Mediocre Mom; My Child Deserves Better

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“Am I a mediocre mom?” is the question I ask myself as I scroll through the posts from those I follow on Facebook, Instagram,...

Have I Lost Myself to Motherhood?

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As I nurse my seven-month-old, I listen to my older two daughters argue over whose turn it is to have the "special fork" for...