I’m Trying to Be a Better Mom and My Kids are Trying to Sabotage Me

So I haven't written on here in forever. It's probably because I stopped going to therapy since I can't afford it (isn't America great?!) and so I'm way less self-reflective these days (which is a nice way of saying self-involved) and have been pretty much in maintenance (survival?) mode for the past 4 months. I [...]

A Message to My Daughters about their Bodies

Today my babies are small. Soft doughy thighs and beautiful round bellies. Running through the house with their shirts tucked under their chins screaming “Lala!” (Lucy’s word for belly). Their tummies pushed out with blissful pride. Today, they are enough. Strong and joyful and satisfied. Secure in their space in the world. All twenty-eight and [...]

These are a Few of My Favorite Things (The Ultimate Baby Registry Review)

Lucy is officially one, and as she grows out of the baby stage and into toddlerhood, I'm celebrating by selling all of her stuff. Ha- sorry Lucy! I'll admit, I did have a small moment of sentimentality - particularly when I mailed off that SollyBaby wrap that she basically lived in for the first couple months - but [...]