Me, Mommy

Dear Mama, Keep on Hiking

We were on a family hiking trip. As usual, I packed a "just-in-case" backpack. There was a chance of rain, so I also had the kids' rain jackets hooked through each side of the bag and an umbrella dangling from my wrist. I thought nothing of it all…until a woman walked by us on the… Continue reading Dear Mama, Keep on Hiking

Me, Mommy

Mom Notes

To the mom rushing in late with wet hair, dragging quickly dressed kids and trailing muffin crumbs, you're my kind of girl. To the mom juggling a kid in each arm, an overstuffed backpack, a toy in her mouth and balancing a cup of coffee, I've been there, let's talk.  To the mom yelling across… Continue reading Mom Notes

Me

Today

I'm hard on myself sometimes. I fail to see my worth some days. A few times, I've  found myself standing in the kitchen cooking dinner as negative thoughts spiraled  into a staircase of tears. I think of every little detail of the day or week and pick it apart. My friend didn't respond back to… Continue reading Today

Me

I Think

I think dresses are fun. I also think short dresses should come in special big booty sizes (an extra 3 inches of fabric in the back to account for the rear-lift issue). You know I'm right. I think the news is too scary and overly altered selfies are too scary and being an adult is… Continue reading I Think

Me, Mommy

When I Close My Eyes

When I close my eyes, I see us dancing. You, small and chunky and nuzzled safely in my arms. Swaying, just the two of us, all afternoon to the sound of my singing. Then I open them to find you showing me some new dance moves you learned from your friends. I see you, now… Continue reading When I Close My Eyes

Me

Be the Tree

It's been really hot, for a really long time. I'm talking seatbelt burning, soaked skin, flame wind, melting hot. I keep searching for cooler temps to come, but they're not in the forecast.  When it's like this, I find the shade of a tree very comforting. I seek it. I feel like I can breathe… Continue reading Be the Tree

Me, Mommy

A Mama’s Day Off

The title might have thrown you off, it seems like a concept found only in a movie or maybe the deep corner of our mind.  The corner we sometimes curl up in when things get really crazy. You know, the place we visit daily.  A day off.  What would I do with a day off?… Continue reading A Mama’s Day Off