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I’m Not Ready for an Empty Nest

For seventeen years all I have known is Motherhood. From the moment my firstborn was placed on my chest in the hospital, every other thing in this world became less important, including myself. I fell into Motherhood with ease, I legitimately enjoyed every single minute of it. I am not saying it was easy—because there were days in which I felt lost, alone and terrified I was in charge of a little human being. Many. Many. Days. Regardless, I loved/love being a Mom. Before you judge me, I am not…

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GIVEAWAY: All My Friends Are Having Babies (And They Can Keep Them)

Disclosure: Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. It seems like everyone, and their dog is having babies lately. At least in my circle of friends. To be fair, I have a much younger group of friends; maybe it is my fun, witty and playful demeanor, but more likely, it is my refusal to act my age. Regardless, I can’t turn around without being invited to a baby shower or a gender revealing party. By the way, there was no such thing as a gender reveal party…

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When Your Child Says ‘I Hate You’

I could feel the sting of her words as soon as they left her lips; they burned a hole in my heart. I hate you. She was eight years old, laying on her bed shrieking and sobbing so hard she scarcely caught her breath. I watched her chest sink, then raise, her whole body quivered between gasps and bellows. Again, “I HATE YOU!” the words scorched her throat before leaving her lips, piercing my ears. My heart sunk deep into my stomach, tears began to form in the corners of…

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When Parenting Doesn’t Go As Planned

I have never professed to be some sort of parenting Guru. I lie. I have. Maybe not a Guru, but I certainly sat atop my high parenting horse and claimed EVERYTHING I was doing was exactly right. When my kids were babies, I knew everything. I was an expert in parenting. Or so I thought. From the moment I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I had a plan. I was going to be the perfect mother. I read ALL the books (that makes me an expert…

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