The Beautifull Project

There are so many different websites and media dedicated to women. Entire bookstore sections are dedicated to women's health, beauty, fitness, and more. Magazines and advertisements are everywhere with images of the perfect female form. Yet how many are focused on your beauty, without standards or conformity to what society deems "normal?" Enter The Beautifull Project.…

Guest Post: Parenting with Anxiety

or sufferers of anxiety, parenting has extra challenges. The stress of handling disobedience from your kids can feel like a meaningful threat. Your palms sweat, your heart races, the room can feel like it's closing in on you. Everyday tasks like a trip to the grocery store or meeting with a teacher can cause anxiety to go through the roof.

When you realize you are not as cool as you thought

I've been a mother for over 13 years.  I knew that as a young mother, I would have the advantage of retaining my cool factor for a little longer than most mothers.  I could follow what was trending, the best clothes and music, the newest makeup trick or food fascination, etc.  I liked the idea…

Blogs I Like: Military Moms Blog

***Utterly shameless self-promotion post*** Today, the newest member of the City Moms Blog Network launched - Military Moms Blog.  And (drumroll please)...I'm one of the contributors! I heard of the new site from other blogger friends who either manage or contribute for one of the other 71 sister sites under this network.  I applied several…

One of the most frequent questions that Andy and I receive from people, mostly people who either have 1 or no children, is how we share our love with each of our children.  As parents, you usually have the first child, and your entire life changes.  As the Grinch experienced, your heart feels like it…

Learning Swahili and force feeding beets: lessons in motherhood

There are days where Andy and I look at each other and think, four kids????  There are other days where we wonder, How expensive is boarding school?  But nine times out of ten, we look at the four kids, dog, cat, messy house, and stack of bills and think, this feels right.  It is crazy, but it is…