My Boy, Grady

Full disclosure—I had always hoped I would start my mothering journey with a son. A daughter scared me. Too much pressure to be a friend and be cool and navigate the mean-girl years. Sure, Annie Bea has proven it’s quite…

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9 years and 4 days ago

It was June 10th, 2013. I was sitting in a hospital bed, cradling my little Annie Bea wondering who I had to screw for a witch-hazel pad and a one of those squirty vaginal-cleansing bottles. Annie Bea was soft and…

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Tommmmy, Baby!

I’ve had a lot of less-than-great days. Sad days. Bad days. Awkward days. And bullshit days. But it’s been almost 7 months since the hardest day of my life, so far. On November 24th, 2021, Jason and I had just…

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Sweater Weather!

It’s been 7 years since I’ve had any reason to wear a sweater in September. I am overjoyed to see the leaves changing, the pumpkin spice syrups flowing and the mums in full bloom. Although Grady was born in Colorado…

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2019. The Best Worst Year Ever.

Last year was a tough one for our family. I mean, I don’t think the kids noticed (which is the way it should be) but Jason and I definitely struggled a bit in 2019. There was never enough time, never…

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The Laugh and Cry Gene

I have very strong laugh and cry genes. If something is funny, I will almost definitely wet my pants. And I won’t stop laughing until everyone agrees I’ve taken it too far. I’m guaranteed to be the first one laughing…

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Unrecognizable

I was trying to use my phone to pay for a coffee this morning when a notification popped up: Face Not Recognized. Tell me about it. So I screamed at the barista to clean up the mess she made. I…

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Eddie Rabbit Gets Me

If you’re a mom. And it’s summer. And your kids are in a million different sports and camps. And you’re constantly running out of food. And you need to get doctors forms before the new school year. And you bought…

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The Real Goodie Bag

Annie Bea is into cooking and baking these days. So for her birthday party last month, I planned a cooking party at this great culinary school in Miami. She loved it. The kids were all covered in flour and tomato…

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