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We Were Supposed to Start School Today

Today was supposed to be our first day of school.   If you had asked me back in March when schools closed if we'd still be dealing with this virus, I would have laughed. I thought...

You’re Not Doing It Wrong, Mama–It’s Just THAT Hard!

As a mom of two toddlers at the moment, my life is a total circus most of the time.  Someone always needs something every second of the day, and some days, I honestly have...

Aging Gracefully: Thoughts On Turning 40

Currently, I am less than four months away from my "big" birthday...yes, turning the big 4-0. I have always loved my birthday and never really felt the traditional black cloud that often hangs over those...

Meet Our Indianapolis Moms: Janelle McDonald

Hey there, mamas!  I’m Janelle McDonald, and I wear a wide variety of hats in this crazy life that I’m living these days. I am a 6th-grade teacher by day (I love middle schoolers!), a...

Surviving Motherhood: Life With Two Toddlers (An Update)

Some of you may remember my previous post as I prepared for life with babies born 10 months apart. At the time of my initial post, I was 7 months pregnant with my daughter and...

My Struggle With Social Media

I will be the first to admit that I have a serious love-hate relationship with all things social media. When I moved across the country from Seattle 15 years ago without any family members...

Being A Mom Made Me a Homebody

Before I had kids, I was always on the go. I was very much a busybody; I always had to be doing something, planning something, or waiting for the next event to happen. I...

Caught Between “Enjoy Every Moment” and “I Can’t Wait Until You’re Older”

Life is such a funny thing. With two babies under two and a half, I cannot tell you how many times I have heard “enjoy these moments; they fly by so fast”, which I...

My Tank Is Empty: When Mom Is Worn Out

It’s 7:45 pm on a Friday evening. I have just put my kids to bed, but not without my toddler throwing not one, but three monstrous tantrums over who knows what.  My dogs have...

I’m A C-Section Mama…And Proud Of It!

My pregnancies were far from easy. Yes, I did decide to have my children slightly later than the average woman, but other than that, I was in pretty good health and mentally prepared to...

Having Kids Has (Temporarily) Made Me a Bad Friend

I’ve been compelled to write something like this for a while. I feel like it is something that is often unspoken but needs to be said out loud. So as summer comes to an end,...

Being An “Older” Mom: What Does “Advanced Maternal Age” Even Mean?

I will admit it: I was a bit of a late bloomer. I didn’t date much in high school or college. I was content with my circle of friends and wasn’t overly concerned with...

To My Daughter…The One I Never Knew I Needed

  Dearest Daughter, Hi, it’s me. Your mom. I’ve been wanting to write this down for some time now but couldn’t quite find the words...until now.   You see, only a short eight months ago, you entered...

Gender Disappointment…Is This Really A “Thing”?

Currently, I am knee deep in the depths of motherhood.  Two babies, six months and sixteen months old and my life is completely hectic and constant chaos.  But I wouldn’t trade it for anything...
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