This spring I did a thing. I signed both my (then) 4 year old and 3 year old up for soccer which in and of itself is no big deal. Then the email came: “we are low on volunteers...
Has anyone asked you what you want for Mother’s Day this year? Yeah, me neither BUT I have given a lot of thought as to what I would want. I’ll start by giving some background. I currently have a 4-year-old...
I have shared before how my goal as a parent is to raise a person, and part of that process is getting our children to support themselves. Children can bring immense joy to our lives, but they are a...
Not so long ago, when as a young parent, I felt my kids had feelings that seemed totally irrational. Once when a party ended,  my then little guy begged everyone not to leave. He kept holding each one’s hand to...
“I wouldn’t want to raise a kid today.” That’s what you’ll hear from most adults over the age of 50. As a 33-year-old “Millennial Mom” to two preschoolers, I can’t say I totally blame them for thinking that. Parents these...
As a parent, our role is to take care of our kiddos until the day when they can step out on their own. Sometimes it doesn't even stop then. Now it’s great that when they graduate from high school...
As a physics teacher, people make the assumption that I have all the latest tech devices. I don't. I held out on getting a smartphone until 2013 and still only have a plan with 2G of data. I'm not anti-technology....
When my daughter was born I had no idea the pressure I would feel to breastfeed her and the intense guilt and shame that would come when it didn't work out. To be honest I had always felt a little...

Was I Meant to be a Mom?

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Let me just start off by saying I love my kids. Wholeheartedly. Unconditionally. Would do anything and everything for them kind of love. That being said, sometimes I question whether I was meant to be a mom. I’ll put the disclaimer out...
I’ve relocated 7 times in the last 10 years. I can pack and unpack an entire house in 48 hours flat. There are many things we’ve enjoyed about moving so often including new restaurants to explore, different regional attractions, etc....
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Being a Millennial Mom in 2019: What it’s Actually Like

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“I wouldn’t want to raise a kid today.” That’s what you’ll hear from most adults over the age of 50. As a 33-year-old “Millennial Mom”...