Why gossip is bullshit.

When things happen to me I talk. I talk and talk and talk and talk. To anyone that will listen. Not because I want to spread rumors or put other people down, but because talking about stuff is the way my brain processes why things happen. I like talking to all kinds of people from…

Wooden Spoons

I read an article recently that outlined which things should be regularly tossed and replaced in your kitchen. Among the list unsurprisingly were; sponges, dish rags, plastic tupperware. The one that I found astonishingly on the list was wooden spoons. Maybe it’s just me, maybe the rest of you have been tossing and replacing your…

How to live unapologetically?

I have a bad habit of apologizing. Most of the time being able to apologize is a good thing, but in my case I spend 75% of my time just being sorry that I might’ve offended someone. I hoped that by this point in my life I’d have figured out how to live unapologetically, but…

Dear CharlotteĀ 

Dear Charlotte, Today you are two. I think by now we have all realized that though you are little you are fierce. You are bold and brave and unapologetic in your determination to fully live. I hope you never stop doing that, I hope I can raise you to see the world as your resource…

Dear Charlotte

Dear Charlotte, It’s your birthday. At this exact time last year I was nearing my 30th hour of hard labor anxiously hoping you and I both would make it through alive. (Spoiler alert: we do) Frankly, I know you couldn’t care less. Your first birthday is a big deal, not just because you are one…

Minimum skills.

Minimum skills. Man do I have a lot of feelings about minimum skills. When I first started skating my now oldest child was six weeks old. I was overweight and out of shape but desperate to do anything to fill the void my daughter had left empty as she exited my uterus. Minimum skills became…

Today is payday

Today is payday. Today is payday. This is what I kept saying to myself as my card was declined for the second time at the register. My $200 worth of groceries had already been bagged in my reusable shopping bags. So it wasn’t just a matter of making a run for the car with an…

Am I a working mom?

All of the sudden I find my stay at home mom plans interrupted by a work from home opportunity. The job is 30 hours a week 15 at home and 15 at the office. My husband and I had just decided to homeschool our five year old for kindergarten when the most amazing opportunity fell…