pregnancy and parenthood

Staying in the picture

Last year at this time I wrote about how I had fallen out of the spotlight. Having a baby made me so narrowly focused on growing confidence as a mother that I lost confidence as a woman. I couldn't be in a picture without feeling like I needed a baby on my hip. As I… Continue reading Staying in the picture

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pregnancy and parenthood

The thing that drives me crazy, and also makes it all worthwhile

You know what drives me crazy these days? When people can't take a joke. In parenthood, this happens all the time. There was a viral post that a wife left for her husband who was tasked with watching their kids all weekend. It was filled with the most fantastic dose of sarcasm I've read in… Continue reading The thing that drives me crazy, and also makes it all worthwhile

pregnancy and parenthood

13 things only moms think about when they’re finally alone

I had my second baby seven weeks ago, and unlike my first, I am much more relaxed about leaving said baby with dad and carving out some time for myself. Today I went to Target kid free, and I couldn't stop giggling at the ridiculous thoughts floating in my head from the start of my… Continue reading 13 things only moms think about when they’re finally alone