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Sending Little Love Notes

We sent valentines as kids, making sure everyone in our class got a pretty slip of paper that we scribbled our names on. As we grew, maybe we gave valentines to significant others. Maybe it became a commercial holiday we met with dread. Maybe we traded in Valentine’s Day for Galentines Day, swapping love notes and flowers for girlfriends and wine. Somewhere along the way, … Continue reading Sending Little Love Notes

Let Love Rule

Earlier this week I spent some time  thinking about failure, and came to the realization that, like beauty – failure is in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes, what you’re failing at isn’t the acton itself; instead it’s failing at letting go of the preconceived notion of what that action, and its results, are supposed to be.  While talking with a trusted advisor this week about … Continue reading Let Love Rule

A Letter to My Son, On Mother’s Day

To my son,  They say that motherhood changes you, but in truth it’s impossible to fully grasp that concept until you’ve lived through it. Looking back, I barely understand the person who existed before you. While so many parts of me are still the same (or in the very least have resurfaced), everything is deeper in a way that I never could have imagined. Things … Continue reading A Letter to My Son, On Mother’s Day

We Are Motherhood: I am the face of postpartum depression

But here’s the thing, mommas. You’re here. This is your life. It is too late (in the best way possible, I pinky promise). And no, your family will never, ever, not even for a solitary moment, be better off without you. They need you. And right now, you really need them. Especially that new little baby of yours. Continue reading We Are Motherhood: I am the face of postpartum depression

Because Self Care Matters

If we don’t take care of ourselves, the old adage is true – no one else will either. And it’s not because people won’t try, or because they won’t want to, but it’s because there is literally no one who can do something just for you, besides you. And in order to take care of others, we have to be in pretty good shape ourselves. We have to take care of ourselves. We have to be self carer-ers. And we can’t feel poorly about that. Continue reading Because Self Care Matters