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I was Seven and I’m Still Traumatized

I was seven when it happened; roughly the same age as my kids are now. I got lost at the zoo. And I'm still traumatized by it.
lost

Lost and Found

Learning to find my way home when I was lost, has allowed me to teach my three children that they, too, can go wherever they want to.

A Reminder To All Moms: You Are Not Invisible

On May 31st, Anastasia, who writes on the Facebook page In all your spare time, wrote a poignant Facebook post that resonated with so many mothers across the world. Soon after my son was born I felt like I became invisible. One day I started wearing 1 earring. Now anyone that...

A Life on Repeat

My head is pounding. My neck is stiff. And, my eyes are cursing at me, wondering why I am on the computer. But here I am. I haven’t written in months (cue the record player to repeat). I feel as though I am accomplishing nothing within my life. So, I...

How Do You Measure a Year?

Another year has come and gone and I find myself yet another year older. In light of my recent birthday, I’ve spent some time reflecting on the past year, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the ways in which I currently measure a year are very different than years...

Movie Review: The Arrival with Amy Adams

Movies move people when they are great.  And as one who use to love to watch movies often, I have been moved often by what I’ve seen.  Motherhood slowed my movie watching down outside of the movies meant for kids so getting to experience a movie before it even hits...

Announcement: More Video on #RealityMoms

Reality Moms is a collaboration of all things under the banner of: Motherhood Unleashed. Starting November first, #RealityMoms will pull back the curtain on the Great and Powerful Oz: being a digital parent in a photo-shopped world. We’re going to be bringing you a collaborative community of real, everyday parents...
Airport

Finding the Pathway to #Reality

One day I found myself sobbing, bitterly disappointed, and unable to see what would happen next. The reason for the outburst is genuinely irrelevant, because after a few minutes the storm passed. As is my way, I tried to look for the silver lining in what seemed like a stormy...
work from home mom

#RealityMom Challenges: Working from Home

Anyone else have a love-hate relationship with working from home? Hate may be too strong of a word. And love may be too now that I think about it. For me it’s more like I have a “like-dislike” relationship with working from home. Before I go on, I should preface...
me time

How “Me Time” Makes me a Better Mom

Being a mom is hard. I think we can all agree on that. It doesn’t matter how many kids you have, if you work, or how much support you have—being a mom can be tough. One of the reasons being a mom is so hard is that we have to...