Because Sometimes I’m Not a Good Mom

I found myself waking up today and repeating yesterday’s routine. It’s always the same. The kids always want a snack—you guys, THEY ALWAYS WANT A SNACK!—or somebody said something unkind to someone else, and now I have to pull my crap together and try to…

My First (And Last!) Time on a Zip Line

Originally published in 2014 Sometimes I have the idea I should get out of my house and be more adventurous (usually after I watch an episode of Biggest Loser). However, I fail to take into consideration important details like , oh I don’t know, my…

The Deaf Librarian

  Originally published in 2012   Now that Ellie (my 3 year old) is in preschool I make it a point to take Katya (my 1 year old) to toddler story time at our local library. So far we’re both enjoying it very much. I…

Some Self-Checkout Therapy

This is the story of a new mommy, a moody self-checkout machine, and a bunch of bananas. Enjoy! 🙂   I only had a few items to buy: toothpaste, cream cheese, deodorant, and bananas, so I made my way to the self checkout lane. I scanned…

I Didn’t Love My Baby (at first)

I was twenty-seven years old and we had just celebrated our two-year wedding anniversary when we found out I was pregnant. It was earlier than we had planned but I was more excited than ever to welcome our baby girl into the family. I read books,…

To The Little Girl in The Mirror

Originally published in 2012   To the little girl in the mirror: In the beginning, I held you in my arms and we would make funny faces in the reflective glass until our bellies hurt from laughing so hard. Now a chair does the job…

Saying Goodbye to God was the Best Decision I Ever Made

  Originally published in 2012   Let me start this off by saying: I hate debates. Absolutely despise them. I do have thoughts on important topics, but don’t go so far as to say my thoughts are better or more accurate than others. They’re my…