Moving

You guys, I am so preoccupied with getting my house ready to move…and finding a house to move into! Brent and I moved to this place almost 10 years ago with a 20 month old Silas and a 2 month old Isaac. We didn’t mean to stay long, we had pipe dreams of flipping it […]



You’re Wrong About Your Wrongness

I’ve been thinking lately, about humans and our humaness (humaness isn’t a word but WHATEVER). How we like to argue and about how we hate to admit we’re wrong. Isn’t it infuriating when someone is defending themselves to the death when they’re clearly wrong? Why do we do that? Why do we do it with […]

The Loneliness of Miscarriage

It’s been four years since the miscarriage of our daughter Serenity. Her birthday, on March 21st, was especially hard this year. Violet came into our lives so soon after we lost Serenity, thankfully, and my awe and wonder of her was a little bandaid over the gaping wound in my heart. I thought I was […]

There’s Value in Fat

  Fat. How many of us have it on our minds today? How many of us are feeling ashamed by it? Well I’m here to tell you (and myself) that there’s value in fat. And we, every single inch of us, are valuable. I’m sitting here in the light of my SAD light, trying to […]

Inspirational Memes Are Trying To Kill Us All

I need to talk about something and I don’t think I am alone here. If I am, this blog is going to look very peculiar to you…so my apologies. So, you know those inspirational memes people share around? You know, the ones with the calming backgrounds and the trendy fonts? They stress. me. the. hell. […]

Armpits, Niagara Falls, and the Calamity of my Teenage Years

Back in the day, when I used to blog daily, I would just start writing and stuff would come out of my brain and onto the screen and I would hit “publish” and that would be that. Now, after many years of getting REALLY good at being an over-thinker, I stare at the screen a […]

I am Under No Obligation to Make Sense to You

“I am under no obligation to make sense to people.” Brooke Hampton.” A friend of mine posted this on Facebook today and it felt like I was finally given permission to blog…again. REASONS WHY I STOPPED BLOGGING: Kids and shit. I don’t feel right making my kids lives public anymore. It hit me one day […]

The Birth Story of Violet Yvonne

Oh plans, how we make them and how things always turn out differently. I was hoping to write a beautiful home birth story.  For her to have been born into my hands in a pool in my living room. Alas, that’s not how it happened but it doesn’t make her coming earth side any less […]

Preggo Update

I feel like I am in the home stretch!!  30 weeks pregnant now and if she comes early like Isaac, then I only have about 9 weeks left.  Let’s hope she is like her brother, I am kind of counting on it. Pregnancy brain is in full force.  In face, since I’ve turned 30 weeks […]

It’s Been a Year

Exactly a year ago today we were told that our little girl’s heart had stopped beating.  A whole year. I remember that day so clearly and how I had wished I could skip ahead to where time had gone by and I the pain wasn’t so sharp and painful.  Where I felt like I could […]

There’s A Baby In My Belly

It’s almost been a year since we lost our little girl Serenity, time has flown by so fast.  It’s hard to believe it’s been so long already.  At that time all I wanted was another baby inside of me as fast as I could possibly get one.  Of course it never works out the way […]

You Might Be A Jackass If…….

This is a public service announcement.  Like always, I’m here to help.  Sometimes I wonder if people who make jackass moves are just actually nice people who don’t know any better.  Unfortunately, in passing, all we see is that one jackass move and that nice, kind, person is engrained in our minds as a jackass.  […]

Getting Stronger

Ever since I lost Serenity I’ve been on this health journey.  I just knew I couldn’t go back to my old lifestyle with this much pain inside me.  I would go insane.  I began working out, walking, running, swimming…pretty much whatever I felt like.  It really helped.  The more pain I feel inside, the more […]

Mother F*cking Homemaking: An Homage to JJ Keith

Whenever I look at Pinterest, it’s like I’m looking at this alien world. I had no idea there were people out there who spent so much time making their children’s sandwiches look like Disney characters (then I wonder how it looks when it gets to school….scrambled Disney characters?). Is that like…an every day thing? It’s […]

What’s So Hard About A Seat Belt?

In the United States, car accidents represent the highest cause of death for children above the age of 3 and are responsible for over 140,000 children’s visits to the emergency room each year. – medical news today American Journal of Preventive Medicine has revealed that only a small percentage of children in the U.S. are […]

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