Why Writing This—Right Now—Matters To Me.

Once upon a time I drafted about a half of a book titled, What to Expect When You Weren't Expecting. I wrote it just after I had my first baby, and it was about dealing with the (shocking, emotional, painful, vomit-filled) truths of pregnancy, and the gut-wrenching feeling of faking thrilledness for a surprise bundle …

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20 Things That Prove I Actually Am An Adult.

I am 31 years old, and 10-year-old me would've thought I was an old fuddy-duddy. However, aging is such an odd thing. As you get older you, of course, mature and your body fat increases and your skin elasticity decreases, but it all happens so subtly that you never actually feel like an adult in …

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Lift The Weight of Parenthood, One Piece At a Time.

I think we all could agree parenting and Lego sets have a decent amount in common. There are a bazillion pieces, some big and some small. If just one piece falls out of place, the whole masterpiece could crumble. There are multiple things to build, and multiple ways to build them. There are sometimes instruction …

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I’m Just a Mom, Appreciating the Doors On Her Coat Closet.

Have you seen the ridiculously adorable mud rooms everyone's getting? The ones with cubbies for your kids to slide their shoes in a slot ever so perfectly, and hang their jackets and backpacks on their own designated hooks? I have. And at first, I reallllllyyyyy wanted to convert my entryway closet to one of those …

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