How Do You Do It All?

(Photo by Brenda Munoz Photography)

“How do you do it all?”

A friend asked me this at dinner a few weeks ago, and our conversation stuck with me like a magnet to a fridge.

In the moment, I was quick to respond with an “I don’t!”— perfectly timed and delivered for comedic effect.

I went on to explain to her that in order for me to succeed on any given day, something has to suffer.… Read the rest

When The Days Feel Longer Than The Years


Mommin’ 101 teaches us that “the days are long but the years are short”. 

Throughout the younger years of your children’s lives, especially, you will hear this countless times from older and wiser women in the grocery checkout line. From grandmothers at the park with their grandkids. From moms of teenagers. From pretty much everyone who knows, because they’ve lived it. 

You’ll feel the weight of those words in your own heart as your baby’s first birthday approaches, or the first time they deny a kiss from you.… Read the rest

Kindness Starts With You

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I shutter to think of the hollow shell of a woman I was seven months ago. I was elbow deep in postpartum depression and I wrote something that had a much stronger impact than I ever could have anticipated. I can pinpoint this as my lowest moment— when my entire world was rocked by my words.… Read the rest

Hush, Little Woman

Hush, Little Woman

While Donald Trump was being announced as the next president of the United States, I was holding a nebulizer to my son’s face in the ER— singing the words of “Songbird” softly to him as he cried and begged and pleaded in fear of this foreign device on him.

And though it was my delicate little three year old who couldn’t breathe in that moment, it felt like I was the one who was suffocating.… Read the rest

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