The morning of July 25, 2009, a day passed my estimated due date, I awoke very early to what I thought was just more back pain. The previous night, we had celebrated my brother's birthday at the Hofbrauhaus and I was blaming Germans and their hard wooden benches for my discomfort. (Pregos are ... » Learn More about Birth Story: Brady
Parenting, marriage, faith, and funny (with a few rants thrown in for good measure).
I received sloppy kisses and a gift certificate for a day of pampering at the spa from my kids and husband, respectively, this morning for Mother's Day. I opened adorable crayon-scribbled cards with kind, loving words that reached from the pages and tugged at my heartstrings. I stood in church with ... » Learn More about How to Write a Rap Song: A Gift for Bad Muthas
Even before she was born, I knew I wanted my daughter's middle name to be Faith. Faith is a pretty name, but it is so much more than a moniker to me; it's what I had in my heart when I endeavored to deliver Ella via VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean section. P.S. if the "V" word made you scrunch ... » Learn More about Faith
A baby brings about life-changing...changes. (I've had some wine tonight; I'm not bringing my A-game. You've been warned). This is obvious to anyone who has brought that 3-day bundle of joy home or whose social life has been curbed in an effort to maintain the immeasurable importance of The Bedtime ... » Learn More about Do’s & Don’t’s for Post-Baby Romance
I'm pretty much a fan of anything Beyonce does, but the other day when I was rocking out to Pandora, one of her old songs, "Cater 2 U" (her dumb spelling, not mine), came on and I kinda wanted to kick her. The song is all about women caring for their men to the extent that it makes me want to vomit. ... » Learn More about Dear Beyonce…