The One Thing That Terrifies Me As A Mom

The One Thing That Terrifies Me As A Mom

I never realized being a mom could leave me so helpless. It happened so quick.  Within seconds my daughter went from smiling and happy to screaming and in pain. I had watched it happen.  I had seen it coming and I was helpless to do anything. I had tried, of course,...
Maternal Instincts Aren’t A Given

Maternal Instincts Aren’t A Given

I’d like to start off by assuring you that my baby is alive and well. She’s a healthy, happy, and mischievous bundle of joy at 14 months old. Why the disclaimer? Because I was a slow starter! Those so-called maternal instincts didn’t appear, poof, by magic as soon as...
The Balloon Text

The Balloon Text

“This is actually not a negotiation,” I say for the second time as my seven-year-old daughter, Wren, looks up at me in shock. “So I can go, but I can’t spend the night?” “Or you can choose not to go at all. Your call,” I answer, trying for a smile that is both kind...