Target

12 Reasons I Love Target

You know what I love about Target? Everything. I love everything about Target. Target gets me. If I had one of those retro Best Friend necklaces, where each friend gets half of the heart, I would give half to Target. What makes Target so great? I’m glad you asked. Here are a few reason I […]

motherhood

My Favorite Part Of Motherhood Is The Unexpected Weirdness

“I’ll never make my kids clean their rooms!” I shouted as I slammed my bedroom door. Bold statements about my mothering-prowess littered my childhood. I knew from an early age I would grow-up to be a cool mom. My kids would never have to eat vegetables or follow silly rules. But, I was wrong, I […]

maternity leave, meternity

Maternity Leave is Not a Vacation

There are several articles floating around the internet about a new book called Meternity. The author, a childless woman, believes everyone should be entitled to maternity leave, whether or not they have children. This break from career-life allows for personal time and self-reflection, much like maternity leave. (My eyes just rolled so far back in […]

10 Things I Didn’t Know About T-Ball

I signed my four-year-old daughter up for T-ball. For those of you laughing, let me explain. I thought it would be a fun summer activity and a free t-shirt. Lots of running, dirt and sunshine- the stuff great summers are made of. Now, three practices in, I’m questioning my sanity. Let me tell you what T-ball […]

Momxiety, anxiety, motherhood

I Suffer From Momxiety

Momxiety: noun A derivative of anxiety. A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with uncertain outcome involving your children. 2:03 am. The light from my phone hurt my eyes as I checked the time. I rolled over coming face-to-face with my wide awake two-year-old. We blinked at each […]

boy-mom, mom blog, boys

Things I’ve Learned As A Boy-Mom

When I was pregnant with my son people often told me how different it was to raise a boy in comparison to a girl. I usually laughed and made some ridiculous comment about dirt or trucks. I was so naïve. So, so naïve. I already had one kid, so I was basically operating with expert-level […]

Grocery shopping, mom blog

Grocery Shopping Is Awful

I opened the pantry this morning and watched a tumble weed roll past an empty box of Poptarts. I stood staring at the nearly empty shelves waiting for a meal idea to spring to mind. Nothing. I gave it a few more seconds as I looked over the options. Black beans and powdered sugar. Corn […]

toddler hell, mom blog, behavior

Toddler Hell: We Have Arrived

My toddler’s behavior is so ridiculous I’m seriously questioning my parenting strategy. The change in my son’s behavior has been so gradual I almost didn’t realize what was happening. I wrote it off as a bad day. I explained his emotional meltdowns as tiredness or hunger. I know how a guy can get when he […]

st-at-home mom, mom blog,

I Can’t Be A Stay-At-Home Mom

I’ve been home from work, with my kids, for the past two days, and I have a question. How the hell do stay-at-home moms do this? Are they super-human? Do they drink a lot? Are they sadists who love laundry? Mad props to you, ladies, I am dying, I can’t do what you do. Seriously, […]

hope, daughter, mother, mom blog, letter

A Letter To My Daughter: I Hope You’re Nothing Like Me

I have been waiting for you. Since I was a little girl toting around a baby doll, I have been practicing to be your mommy. I have dreamed about reading you bedtime stories and tucking you in. Your perfect eyes and warm smile, I’ve pictured them in my mind countless times. I’ve hoped for the […]