I just hung up the phone with a friend and am struggling to make sense of the last hour. She talked. I listened. I'm not sure why, but she chose me to tell all the things. The unpretty. I wish I had sent her to voicemail, and for that I feel like the most ample … Continue reading Upretty Secrets
It's Friday...hello, call me Captain Obvious. I'm welded to my couch and have little interest in separating myself from it. This is the first day of the week where I haven't had to rush out the door first thing in the morning. It's been a busy one with no end in sight. So many thoughts … Continue reading Writing Through the Unpretty
I want to tell you everything's okay...that I'm fine and all that. And while that wouldn't be a flat-out lie, it's far from the entire truth. I wish I could take a vacation from life. I want all the hard mommy duties to go away. Fuck meal prep and the revolving door that is … Continue reading Where Did the Past TWO Months Go?
On Friday, I read a post on my friend Dyane's blog that reminded me of a life-altering experience my friend, Tara, had several years ago. I do a lot of thinking about social media -- the connections, behaviors I see, the benefits, the drawbacks. I ponder how I prefer using various platforms, both personally and … Continue reading Facebook, Unfriending & Havoc Created: Part 1
Happy Saturday, friends! My brain is hopping in multiple directions these days, and I hope to be able to share more soon. But today, I feel a strong desire to share this: The Quintessential Butterfly The author of this blog is a friend who I met about ten years ago. She's a beautiful writer, but … Continue reading The Quintessiental Butterfly
I have felt this overzealous need to reduce the amount of stuff in my life for a long time. Maybe forever. I've just never needed a lot of material possessions to be happy. In fact, less for me has always meant more in terms of feeling peaceful and content. But then, I've never been all … Continue reading Christmas Makes Me Want to Downsize
I'm known among my circle of friends as "The Crunchy One." I'm not saying I'm the crunchiest, nor do I aspire to be, but if there's a natural alternative and it works, I'm all over it. I'm also the first to own right up if something is not working. I was a dreadful breastfeeder and … Continue reading The Diva Cup — Part 2
This post was inspired by the hilarious, authentic, all-around delightful blogger, Charlotte, over at Momaste. She recently wrote about how once we become mothers the conversations we have with our friends change and NOTHING is off limits. Truer words were never uttered, my friends. A few weeks ago I met three friends and their kids … Continue reading Motherhood, Hot Topics, and A Day at the Beach
My left-brain is non-existent, or at least it feels that way a lot of the time, particularly when I'm unmedicated. I'll get these ideas for posts, but if I don't walk away from whatever I'm doing when the thought flutters through my brain, it might not return. My missing left-brain has a few benefits; one … Continue reading Mother’s Day Debriefing
It's been a rough few days, y'all. So today we did what we do when we're not sure how to make sense of this big, beautiful, tragic life. We went to the beach. It didn't make everything okay, but I feel like I can face the world now. I'm looking forward to summer and lots … Continue reading Happy Easter!