I’m Grumpy & I Live Here

OH MY GOD STOP APOLOGIZING FOR EVERYTHING! (That’s me I’m talking to, but also probably you too, so listen up!) TAKE YOUR PLACE, MOMS.  Own your space and don’t you dare apologize for being a human. REPEAT AFTER ME: “I’m grumpy and I live...

You’re Not Boring, You’re Just Bored

I’m so bored. Like existentially bored. It happens every now and then and generally doesn’t have anything to do with my happiness or quality of life. In fact, come to think of it, it usually happens when everything in my life just fine, if not pretty...

Depression | The Dark + Dirty

Depression is dark and dirty. It’s really hard to see through when you’re in it and even harder to remember when you’re not. It’s irrational and careless and really fucking scary. It makes you believe that life is futile. It makes you believe things are hopeless. It...

WE GET IT, YOU DON’T LIKE KIDS.

<rant> You don’t like kids. Listen, I get it. You don’t love them noising up your restaurants or your airplanes or your public spaces in general. You didn’t choose them, so why should they affect your life so loudly? I completely understand. The thing is, I’m...

Happiness & How You Can Help

DISCLAIMER:  My husband is delightful; I love him and the life we have created.  Please remember that as I continue and hang on for the ride… To begin, you should know that I’ve been on a lovely anti-depressant cocktail since accepting my PPD over two years ago; I...

Postpartum Preeclampsia

‘Wholly unprepared,’ seems like an understatment when describing how I felt about the chaos of entering the postpartum world for the first time.  Sure, throughout my pregnancy I was worried about preeclampsia and gestational diabetes and toxemia and...

You do you, baby

I usually fall in line with the ‘Break the Rules’ parenting (especially when falling down a mommyblog rabbit hole while I should be folding laundry) but the longer I do it, the more I realize that rules are bullshit.  Most recently it was a ‘How Not...

The Dark Days

Motherhood is the single most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my life, I’m happier than I’ve ever been and I don’t think it could get better. But y’all, in a moment of vulnerability and honesty, this is how I feel today: some days are...

Luxury Schmuxury

Luxurious Substitutes for the Frugal Mom I rolled my eyes at this too ‘your privilege is showing, ma’ let me preface this by saying that I know that this may come across as a little bougie but I’M TRYING TO BE HELPFUL SO GIVE ME A DAMN BREAK OR MOVE...

Unplanned Pregnancy

and how to not respond like a judgey asshole. We have to have a talk, guys.   Humans are jerks.  Yeah, I’m probably talking to you.   You speak before thinking.  You are coarse and hurt feelings, intentionally or not.  You think that...