What Hitting my Head Taught me About Writing

Has this ever happened to you?We just finished dinner. The sun was shining behind the leaves making the blow green in the twilight. The day’s wind had already died down like a ceasing breath, a calm before tomorrows exhale.The world was calling for my kids and me to take a walk. Both kids were pleased not to head home already. My two-year-old may have shouted, “woohoo,” in her precious high-pitched voice and clutched her doll. We walked past a fenced-off[Read more]

11 Ways Motherhood is Agonizing (And I Don’t Mean Labor)

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Do you remember how it felt?That fear as the countdown to the most joy and possibly the most pain you’ve ever felt approaches. You can’t help but be apprehensive.With my son, I basically went drug-free. 18 hours of labor and yes, it did hurt. But with my daughter, I had an epidural. What a difference.But there’s something no one tells you. Being a mom is agonizing, too.And there’s no epidural for motherhood.You can call it a mother’s hormones,[Read more]

On Fights, Forts and Stinky Diapers

FightsI gripped it tight in my hands and hit my little boy over the head.He giggled, so I smacked him again. My little stinker grabbed his own decorative couch pillow and chased me around the living room. The sound of his laugh made the winter night bright. My husband took the cream blanket, laid on the carpet and covered himself into a makeshift fort. My six-year-old son squealed with innocent joy but my daughter just looked up at me, confused until[Read more]

Mom Guilt: 4 Killer Tips to Tame the Beast

Do you ever do this? You put your kiddo to bed, kiss his apple cheeks and think about the day gone by as his breathing steadies. Thoughts of making pumpkin cookies and dancing to blaring kid’s music play in your head. But, so do other memories. Getting upset when flour poured onto the floor after you repeatedly asked your son and daughter to Stop. Touching. The. Bag! And you remember the reason for the music dance party was to help[Read more]

5 Reasons Every Mom Who Writes Should Read ‘Bird by Bird’

  It happens every time, doesn’t it? You sit down in your comfy corner, a cup of steaming beverage, delicious sweet snack, and open a book, the paper scent mixing with the bitter coffee beans. And read one sentence. Kid 1 comes. “Hi, Mommy. Can you get me a drink?” Because you love this interrupting munchkin, you water him like a tulip and sit down once more. You sip your coffee, warm and creamy. And read another sentence. Then comes in[Read more]