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Climb Out Of the Darkness 2014

June 10, 2014

It’s time to Climb Out of the Darkness in Atlanta, y’all. 1 in 7 mothers will suffer from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. And that’s only the number of moms who actually seek help. Because of the stigma associated with mental illness, and with postpartum mental illness in particular, and because of the lack […]

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Legos Behavior Chart (Free Printable!!)

June 5, 2014

We are 3.5 days into summer vacation. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I have successfully determined the need for some sort of behavior modification plans approximately 6.5 weeks earlier than I discovered the usefulness of such a device last summer. The bad news is that I need some sort […]

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May Has Been a Dirty Whore

June 1, 2014

May has been a dirty whore, and I don’t mean a person named May, I mean the month. It’s been a timesuck of anxiety and stress for no reason other than just because, which isn’t really a reason at all in case you were curious. It started out great. I was high off of Listen To Your […]

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So You Want to Have a Baby…6 Things You Need To Know

May 15, 2014

So you want to have a baby, you say? Tis not a decision to be made lightly! As an expert parent* I’m here to share my knowledge regarding all the ways your life will change once you welcome that little bundle into your life.** I’m a giver like that. If, after reading this list of […]

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Looking Down

May 8, 2014

It finally feels like we might have escaped the cold spells that randomly decided to plague us this year. One side-effect of this warmer, more beautiful weather is that the kids want to go outside. All the time. Every day. I do not want to go outside. At least not most of the time. Because […]

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i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

May 7, 2014

Ever since having Joshua, I’ve thought of various ways I might celebrate motherhood in a tattoo of some sort. About a year into PPD, I wrote a post that ended with a letter to Joshua where I talked about how he is the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside and […]

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Listen To Your Mother: Atlanta; The Edge of Glory

April 27, 2014

I keep trying to put into words the magic and warmth and love I’ve experienced this Listen To Your Mother: Atlanta weekend and I keep finding that it’s a really, really hard thing to do. This weekend was exciting, terrifying, exhilarating, heartbreaking, tear-inducing, laugh-inducing, crazy-amazing, happy-making goodness. In the months leading up to this, our fearless […]

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Listen To Your Mother! No, Really!

April 16, 2014

I had a wicked rant brewing in my head earlier today and I just can’t post it now because YOU GUYS! LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER! No really. That’s a thing you should definitely do is listen to your mother. And another thing you should definitely do is come and see Listen To Your Mother: Atlanta […]

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The First of Twenty

April 14, 2014

Joshua turning five was a big deal, for me and for him. He will proudly tell anyone who will listen that he’s five years old, spreading out each of the fingers on his right hand and waving his open palm at them, as if they can’t possibly know what he means without the visual aid. […]

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Tomorrow You Are Two

April 8, 2014

Dear Emma, Tomorrow you are two. The other morning, I brought you to bed with me and you fell asleep after nursing. We snuggled up and I breathed in the smell of your hair and fell back to sleep alongside you. For a brief moment, I was taken back to the early months of your […]

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