#Blogust – Firsts and Dandelions

  Since I became a mother six years ago, the meaning of life’s “firsts” have become weightier and almost sacred.  The first baby giggle, first steps, first word, first food, first real hug – my children’s firsts have carved their own deep pockets in my memory. Watching my kids experience […]

Ferguson – I Don’t Know How We Got Here and I Don’t Know How We Get Out

  Mike Brown Ezell Ford John Crawford Eric Garner Just in the last thirty days, the above four men have died at the hands of police.  The circumstances were different in all four cases with the exception of two very real and frightening facts – they were all unarmed, and […]

I Went on a Trip and Didn’t Miss My Family

  Last week I was at a blogging conference in San Jose for four days and I didn’t miss my family. I talked to my kids over Facetime, and texted my husband every now and then… but I did not physically miss their presence, and I am okay with knowing […]

Merck for Mothers and What Motherhood Means to Me

“I split my pubic bone giving birth.” I have said that sentence many times because I think in some way I still can’t believe it actually happened to me… twice.  Was it unexpected?  The first time, yes.  Was it painful?  Incredibly.  Was it life threatening?  No. Giving birth for me […]

People of Facebook, Stop Sharing Stolen Content

  If you spend any amount of time on facebook, you’ve probably seen a slew of heartwarming, funny, or entertaining viral videos shared from the James Ellis facebook page.     This fitness trainer is seriously dominating the facebook feeds right now because of all the good video content he’s been […]