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A Letter to My Daughters Absent Father

You Don’t Know What You’re Missing :: A Letter to My Daughter’s Absent Father

“Sorry” is a word frequently used in this world. So common, in fact, that unless actions back it up, it’s practically useless. I believe forgiveness is divine, but I struggle with bestowing that upon you in particular, my daughter’s often-absent father.    I don’t wish you any ill will, in fact, I hope you lead […]

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How Motherhood Forced Me Out of PeoplePleasing

No More “Nice Girl” :: How Motherhood Forced Me Out of People-Pleasing

I’m a lifelong non-confrontational, “nice girl”. Like all other “nice girls”, I learned at a pretty early age  to keep quiet when something upset me and accept inappropriate remarks and behavior with a polite smile, because that’s what “nice” people do. They keep the drama quotient low and avoid conflict whenever possible. The problem is that conflict […]

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How To Talk To Someone Who’s Grieving

Chances are, many of you have yet to experience grief. I’m talking about earth-shattering, soul-crushing, have-to-convince-yourself-to-breathe, grief. The kind that makes you question every.single.thing regardless of how or why “it” happened.  Many of you are in this space. I was too, not so long ago.  Everything changed for me the summer of 2015: the summer I […]

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Love Yourself :: Celebrating Valentine's Day Solo

Love Yourself :: Celebrating Valentine’s Day Solo

Who says Valentine’s Day is solely meant to celebrate romantic relationships? I say it’s a perfect opportunity to go and love yourself first. As mothers, we focus so much physical energy, time, and emotional anguish vying for “perfect parenthood” (WHATEVER THAT MEANS). We are conditioned to love God (if this belief applies), our children, our […]

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