Parenting, Uncategorized

The Time I Won At Parenting

Is there anything worse than being three years old and having your mom make you get out of the bath? In my toddlers world, the answer to that question is an emphatic NO. This day was no different. I was trying everything I could think of to keep the insanity to a minimum. “It’s no… Continue reading The Time I Won At Parenting

Parenting, self-care, Uncategorized

I am Anne, I am Marilla

Anne gives herself freely to each emotion as it passes through her psyche. Surrendering completely, into the depths of despair or the heights of ecstasy. Marilla is afraid to feel. A life of hard experiences has taught her not to expect too much, lest she be disappointed.  Her moments of passion have led to some… Continue reading I am Anne, I am Marilla

Parenting, Uncategorized, Writing

Beacon

I am privileged to be able to participate in this week's Flash Fiction Challenge on The Carrot Ranch. The prompt I am responding to is "Beacon". I hope you enjoy! “I know your name,” She was standing at the kitchen sink, feeling low as she sipped her coffee. She looked up to see Moana. As the tears… Continue reading Beacon

Parenting, Uncategorized

Wonder

This past Tuesday we were fortunate to go "up north" to Nateanite's family cabin. E and I spent way too much time in the lake, particularly for the amount of sunblock we had on (thankfully the girls didn't get burned). As I've moved through this parenthood journey I have looked forward to the lazy days… Continue reading Wonder

Parenting, Random musings, Uncategorized, Writing

Seriously Funny

I generally think of myself as a serious person. Anybody who has read this gem knows that this self-impression is 100% false. I have serious thoughts and I take important things seriously, but I really am pretty goofy at heart. Embracing these dichotomies about myself, for my post this week I've added a little poem… Continue reading Seriously Funny

Parenting, Uncategorized

Recipe for Love

For those of you who are married, I bet you’ve heard the advice “Don’t go to sleep angry” a million times. I am going on the record as saying that I think this particular piece of advice is really stupid. Based on my own experience, Nateanite and I are more likely to fight when we… Continue reading Recipe for Love

Parenting, Uncategorized

The Mommy Tax

There is a podcast I've been aware of for some time, Stuff Mom Never Told You, that is fabulous but I've never been what you might call a religious listener. The amount of fabulous content created by the creators of the podcast was so immense that I felt overwhelmed and never really dove in. But,… Continue reading The Mommy Tax