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I know I’m not the only one to say this, but it’s been a year full of trials. Our resilience has been put to the test, especially as mothers. With the energy we’re giving out, it’s no wonder we’re...
  There’s one thing I’ve struggled with here in St Louis …making friends. I have lots of acquaintances but really only a few true friends. And at first, I thought it was me. I’m from the South, we’ve lived all...
TRIGGER WARNING: I am about to talk about sex. I know not everyone is comfortable talking about sex. I am. Please proceed with caution.   Something has been on my mind for a while. I feel like we only talk about...
Even though I'm a pretty easy-going mom, I've still got my preferences ... I'll admit, I can be relatively rigid. I believe in rules for bedtimes, chores, screen-time, and school work. That said, my CoParent, my life partner, my...
Parents win the award for handling social isolation like freaking rockstars. Whether you're a Pinterest mama or just keeping your kids from killing themselves, you are flipping fantastic. But today I ask you to take a moment to collectively give...
I’ve never considered myself to be a great lover of the outdoors - sure, I appreciate a pretty vista and watching wildlife from afar, but the idea of being coated in bug spray and peeing in the woods never...
I am terrible at accepting help. If anyone – including my husband – offers to lend me a hand, my knee-jerk reaction is always to say no. I’m fine. I don’t need anything right now. I’m good. The reality...
If you are going to tell yourself anything during this time of COVID-19 and quarantines, tell yourself, "We will get through this." Then, tell your family, and your friends. Let yourself hear it, feel it, and believe it.   My husband...
There are plenty of posts popping up with logistical considerations on how to stay connected during isolation (including one from St. Louis Moms Blog!), but I wanted to back up and think about the question of friendship and isolation...
I met a woman the other day, and she was awesome. At first, I was jealous; all I could see was how cute and strong and badass she was.  We may have the single mom thing in common, but...

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Six Months in Wentzville | A Post-Move Reflection

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Wentzville: Six whole months have flown by since we moved cross-country to this quiet, bustling town west of St. Louis. Moving mid-pandemic was one...