The Mental Load, Quitting Bedtime, and Visbly Carrying in Our Own Snacks at The Movies. 

A brilliant illustrator and author recently depicted what the primary parent "mental load" is on a daily basis. While I do not live all of these depictions, I live many of them. The mental load of rebuilding the health and well being of a child is as exhausting as teaching the newest tiny humans how… Continue reading The Mental Load, Quitting Bedtime, and Visbly Carrying in Our Own Snacks at The Movies. 

Wearing Privilege, Choosing to Use It, and Everything You Know You Need to be Grateful for. 

As we struggle to recoup from lost wages, and additional ever mounting medical expenses, and even more expensive groceries, I have had my own privilege on my mind. It's been a nagging (and at times gut sinking) thing to wear. We want to all believe we earned our privilege, but likely we didn't. Our privilege… Continue reading Wearing Privilege, Choosing to Use It, and Everything You Know You Need to be Grateful for. 

I Realize I’ve Said This Before, But It’s Really Important. 

She now chats in the car. We have full conversations about whatever is on her mind, and there is no screaming about car seat straps, or getting in the car, or life in general. My goodness, I soak in her calm. I love hearing her words. I listened as she poetically described her dreams, her… Continue reading I Realize I’ve Said This Before, But It’s Really Important. 

When A Potluck is as Challenging AF 

There are several truths that need to be documented to fully explain this post. We are six days Gluten free. (Our entire household is now gluten free and that's not a small feat.) We are seeing positive physical and psychological changes. Our kitchen has been sterilized with chemicals that I don't love. We have successfully… Continue reading When A Potluck is as Challenging AF