When you're the rock, it can feel like you don't matter. Your feelings, your day, your circumstance don't matter. Because they're not the worst, they're insignificant. If you express frustration, don't smile, or expect others to do the things they're capable of doing, you're unkind. When ... » Learn More about Dump Out
Parenting, marriage, faith, and funny (with a few rants thrown in for good measure).
I should be walking my dog right now. She's sitting at my feet, imploring me with those sweet brown eyes to get up! let's go! grab that leash! But I'm avoiding eye contact with her because I've got something on my mind and I can't grab that leash until I get it out of my brain, which means I've ... » Learn More about Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
When my now 10-year-old son was in preschool, #HusbandWTF and I had many a debate regarding when the child would start kindergarten. As a late July birthday boy, I was on team Red-shirt, but my husband wasn't so sure. So I did what any sane mama does and interviewed every parent and educator within ... » Learn More about I’m Sorry…You Did WHAT?!
Can I be honest with you? I'm feeling exceptionally stabby today. I've taken just about all I can from people, so I'm rage-petting my dog and retreating to my safe space: writing. Adults, in particular, have proven to be one epic fail after another, proudly showing off ugly underbellies and spewing ... » Learn More about How I Met Your…Father
I'm in this weird stage of parenting where my kids physically need me less, but they're basically emotional dumpster fires that I have to manage or the whole town will be ablaze. My ten-year-old has finally submitted to the fact that the world does not revolve around him, though anxiety seems to ... » Learn More about I Don’t Know Who Needs to Hear This, but We’re All F*cking Up