"I've learned how to be a cycle-breaker and how to become a positive parent. By doing so, I am modeling healthy balance by first modeling healthy behavior. We've all got to start somewhere."
I'm so over purveyors of popular penny-pinching perfectionist ploys. I've been reading all the blogs. I subscribe to all the newsletters. You know the ones. Do this and your kids will be healthy, perfect angels who don't spazz out on sugar crack, and your skin and hair will be shiny and luxurious, and your home… Continue reading Ditch the Deviations
"Close your mouth," my husband whispered to me as I sat in the passenger seat at the Dairy Queen drive-through window. The man taking our order stood patiently waiting. As I watched the chocolate sauce ooze down onto a vanilla cone, I got caught open-mouthed and nearly drooling. I was debating over a chocolate fudge… Continue reading Close Your Mouth
The End Of The World As We Know It
Motherhood could be defined as the state of being a mother. But what makes a mother? Some would say that a mother is just a female human who bore children and motherhood is simply her classification. However, that is not an adequate description because it disregards the word’s remaining definitions; downplays the distinct differences between… Continue reading What Makes a Mother
I went by my grandparents' house yesterday. My grandma wasn't home (my grandpa passed away almost three years ago), but I drove around the pasture anyway. I spent a good hour over there. I don't know what I was searching for exactly. I made my way past the dying barn, just a bunch of rusted tin… Continue reading Home Sick and Tired