when January’s goals become summer’s total nonsense

I love a new year. I don’t do the resolutions thing in general, but I like the excuse to examine the year that’s gone and think ahead to what I want for the coming one, and make some plans to move forward. January of 2018 was no exception. If anything, I was ready to launch …

to the mama with two in diapers

Hey, mama. I see you. I know this isn’t easy. Folks always look at you in pity when they realize you have two in diapers, but they never really mention that the diapers are seriously the least of the struggles. I’ve been there. I’m not sure how your transition to motherhood was, but mine was uncommonly …

failing to see strengths

(It’s apparently nearly impossible to find pictures of myself. Sarah to the rescue again!) Yesterday, a friend expressed concerns over my focus on failures. And yes, it’s part of the series, but she’s not the first person to worry this month, and she suggested I take a day to focus on strengths instead. I don’t …

grace for stomach bugs

Warning: probably going to be rambly and incoherent. If you want a trip inside my weird head and day today, by all means, continue. The last couple days have had plenty of challenges and failures. Yesterday, I broke my seven week streak of getting 10k steps per day, which doesn’t matter, unless you’re an obliger …

follow through failure

Hey! I’m low on deep thoughts today. I’m not low on failure. I could actually write another post on my resentment of invisible servanthood based on how last night went. Lilly was up half a dozen times. For a while, it was hourly. Hourly. She’s 14 months old. And my husband was legitimately annoyed by her volume, since …