Mum’s the Word: Communicating With a Speech Delayed Toddler

The word purple sent me to tears. I couldn't explain why, but I sat in my kitchen crying until my husband wandered in and found me huddled over. I continued crying as I was trying to figure out how to, rather ironically, communicate how I was feeling. I told him about the videos and posts … Continue reading Mum’s the Word: Communicating With a Speech Delayed Toddler

Twenty-One Candles

I shaved my head when I was twenty. I can remember the excitement that ran through my body the moment the clippers made contact and hair fell around me. My hair reached far down my back, and within five minutes, it was gone. I looked out at the faces around me, seeing family members and … Continue reading Twenty-One Candles

So This is Christmas

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” I hummed along to the music, but felt nothing. I was working at Toys R 'Us as a seasonal employee and while I enjoyed seeing the excited faces of those bustling in for the sake of Christmas shopping, I was constantly being reminded of how much the … Continue reading So This is Christmas

Thank U, Next

It's hard to believe that it's already November as we head into our eighth month of the global pandemic while simultaneously witnessing a battle over ballots . This month, I had planned on going into a few different things that I'm truly grateful for, but there is a weight that comes from celebrating when so … Continue reading Thank U, Next

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Mother

"Can you please pick me up some yarn?" I called my husband in tears, crying over my stash of yarn running out. I needed to finish the blanket I was working on, but now I was stopped dead in my tracks. Felice went to a store that didn't have it, which only made me cry … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Mother

Why We Need to Stop Comparing Stay at Home and Working Moms

I had a hard day, but to be clear, I’ve had a lot of hard days. Just a few weeks ago, I left to go to work and within an hour I received a phone call from my disgruntled husband. Since the beginning of the pandemic, one of us has been working from home while … Continue reading Why We Need to Stop Comparing Stay at Home and Working Moms

The One Where I Walked Away

I sat there, confused and feeling awkward. Sure, the awkwardness was a familiar feeling for me, but this, this I was not prepared for. I looked around, feeling the anxiety run through my blood. I wanted to leave, but weighed down by inexperience, I stayed where I was. I watched those around me, everyone leaned … Continue reading The One Where I Walked Away

We Sold and Bought a Home During the Pandemic

“Chickens?” My husband looked at me, his face showing both interest and confusion. I nodded, “I want chickens.” I grew up with a big yard and plenty of room to run. In fact, for my ninth birthday, my parents decided there was enough room for a pet lamb. I remember walking into the front yard … Continue reading We Sold and Bought a Home During the Pandemic

The One Where He Let Me Go

“I love Pink Lloyd.” I felt the blood drain from my face as the realization hit that I said the wrong name. After an awkward pause, the heat began to come back, filling my cheeks with embarrassment and a need to recover myself. “Oh, me too!” He was being nice, but fans of Pink Floyd … Continue reading The One Where He Let Me Go