A Letter to Future Me: This is How You Were as a Mom

Dear Future Me, I wanted to write this letter to you, hopeful that you aren’t as hard on yourself (now that your kids are all grown up) as you were when you were a mom of young children. I hope you give yourself more grace and remember motherhood well. They say hindsight is 20/20, but… Continue reading A Letter to Future Me: This is How You Were as a Mom

A Weary Mom’s Guide to Survival When Your Spouse is Out of Town

As my husband prepared for a trip to Canada for four days, I was determined not to dread his time away. I do not enjoy living in the space of anxiety leading up to his departure, or counting down the days until he gets back, or counting down the hours until my kids’ bedtime, or feeling horribly… Continue reading A Weary Mom’s Guide to Survival When Your Spouse is Out of Town

My Secret to Getting My Three-Year-Old to Bed without a Fight

Recently I had a “win” in my ongoing battle with my beautiful, wonderful, intelligent, adorable, wouldn’t-trade-her-for-anything-in-the-world, STRONG-WILLED three-year-old. I learned a way to get her to go to bed without a fight, and I’m going to share that secret with you. Now you must understand how truly selfless this is of me, because I’m fairly… Continue reading My Secret to Getting My Three-Year-Old to Bed without a Fight