Love in the Age of Parenting

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, and that means restaurant specials and sappy McDonald’s commercials and aisles of pink and red things assaulting your eyes in the grocery store. For those of us with small children, it means coercing lovingly supervising valentine writing. “Just write one more name, honey, just one more, and we’ll call…

For the Love of Crafts…

It’s the time of year where red glittery things line the store shelves and my 1st grader starts freaking her dad out with words like “boyfriend” and “Valentine.” I, on the other hand, am choosing to focus on all the amazing crafts I can squeeze in between now and the 14th. Today we had half…

“Hope is a beggar.”

Sometimes there is not enough chocolate in the shake to right the wrongs of the world. I curse myself for not having any chips in the house and where the hell did I stash the Nutella? Currently, my tastebuds must tolerate freezer burnt Tin Roof Sundae. I am a shitty mom. There…I said it. Not…

Ballerina In The Box

“It’s a girl!” Those words still echo in my mind, and forever remain in my heart. A girl. The day that Emaleigh was born was the first day that I got to experience a miracle firsthand. Ray and I created her! A first time mom, I remember being exhausted. But, I could easily stay awake…

On Truth & Beauty

A couple weeks ago I asked my kids how they would describe me to someone else. I must be a glutton for punishment. Boy Q said, “I would say that you’re…so, SO OLD! Like really old!” Then he dissolved into laughter. Girl Q sensed that she needed to say the opposite: “I would say that…