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A message landed in my inbox. It was a meme share followed by a friend’s counterargument. And I found it so compelling that I took a screenshot of it. And proceeded to forgot about it until a year later when Memories reminded me of it today. It went a little something like this: Meme: “Women […]

I found myself holding back those happy-sappy mommy tears as we swayed in the living room. Feeling his little swaddled body nestled against my chest. Thinking about how 5 short weeks ago he wasn’t here. And how unimaginable that already seems.

Starting the new year off at 5am with a hot cup of coffee. Granted the coffee is sitting on the floor and I’m tending to a 2 week old, but technicalities. There’s a hot cup in my vicinity.

It’s been 5 weeks since my goodbye-for-now post. A post about taking a break from social media until May 2021. And I’m pretty sure it ended with “You can catch me on the blog until then!” Jokes on me. Should have known pulling back from social media would leave little chance for me to show up here, a place where I already had a hard time landing. Why is that??

Postpartum mental health (aka: perinatal mental health). It’s one of those things you don’t really think about until you get there. And then when you do, you find yourself with a handful of questions.

Life is odd right now– I guess that probably goes without saying.

Creativity was something that was unknowingly missing from my life. It only took a few years of denial, a marital argument and a drive to thrift store to discover it.⁣My hope is that this post will give you some food for thought during this weird time in life. Maybe you’ll add creativity, physical fitness, blooming […]

I intentionally slammed a bowl full of unwanted Frosted Flakes into the sink tonight. Yep. I did. In a rather matter-of-fact, calm-as-a-cucumber kind of way. Just like “What’s that Sarah? Oh, you don’t even want crunchy sugar for dinner? OK, no problem.” *Walks calmly to sink. CRASH BANG.* “Oops.”

Some of my mom friends and I have been talking. And we’ve noticed some trends in the land of Social Media. Something tells me you have, too. The Inspiration Mom was first to land on our screens. We welcomed her with open arms…

“What’s going on? It feels like you just don’t care. With us. With the kids. With anything.” Then we heard Sarah playing in her room for the 7th time that night. He begrudgingly got up to tend to her. She was lucky it wasn’t me. As he walked out of the living room…