When Austin Moms Blog teamed up with Britax, I was thrilled to be invited to try the new 2017 Britax B-Ready Stroller, and eager to see firsthand why Britax is so highly regarded by parents. Though I have always heard fabulous things, I hadn’t ever tried their infant and child gear. It didn’t take long … More Ready for Anything with the Britax B-Ready Stroller
I see you, even though you are having a hard time seeing yourself.
You stand before the toothpaste-splattered mirror at the end of the day searching hard for the spirit of the woman who was once housed by this body, only now all you see are the visible signs of exhaustion from the routine. A heart swelling full of love, yet pierced by the fragments of your lingering dreams.
Beneath the dark-circled eyes, the hands wrinkled under the weight of all their giving, the body weary from a life well lived, you wonder, is she there — the girl that I used to be? … More Finding Your Light: An Open Letter to the Mama Lost to Motherhood
Today is July 1st, which means not only are we halfway through 2016 (whaa??), but it also marks the half-birthday for my little corner of the internet. Since my first post on January 1st, in which I boldly declared that I am so much more than just a mom, I have turned here to write … More Lessons Learned In Six Months Of Blogging
I haven’t really known where to go since my last post. The one where I revealed one of my darkest truths. The one where I decided to spill it out like a scattered mess upon the floor, without sweeping it back under a rug; leaving it out for anyone to stumble upon. … More Broken Birds Keep Singing: Parenting & Writing After Grief
I could not pretend that a horrible injustice had not occured; that another woman had not been betrayed by the very judicial system put in place to uphold the law. To hold offenders accountable. To protect victims. Not to revictimize us. … More This Is What Happens To Victims When Rapists Go On Unscathed
They say the days of childhood are fleeting; is the best time of my life fleeting, too? If so, then this moment is just falling through my hands like grains of sand before I can grasp them. If they are all slipping away, what, then, is there to hold on to? … More Happiness: A Guest Post with Only A Season
It’s been one week since I found myself standing in a fitting room on the verge of hyperventilation. Because I enjoy making life as frantic as possible, I decided one hour before Mom’s Night Out that I should dash out and buy something new, seeing as those ten pounds I had planned on losing didn’t quite melt … More Mama’s Night Out – 5 Reasons Why You Need One