There’s More To You Than Motherhood (And It’s OK To Say It Out Loud)

| 5 minute read | I don’t want motherhood to be all there is to me. Has this thought ever crossed your mind? When I look in the mirror, I see a compassionate soul, a bubbly extrovert, a caring friend, a singer/actress who wishes she could dance, a bookworm, a Georgetown and Michigan grad, aContinue reading “There’s More To You Than Motherhood (And It’s OK To Say It Out Loud)”

I Almost Let My Expectations Steal My Joy

| 3 minute read | We recently had a beautiful family getaway to a nearby hotel. But I almost let my own expectations get in the way of my joy. I had spent hours searching for the perfect hotel. I knew it had to be beautiful and a little bougie, because that’s what feels restorativeContinue reading “I Almost Let My Expectations Steal My Joy”

5 things I want you to know about my autistic kid

| 6 minute read | Happy Autism Acceptance month! So far, I’ve spent April doing my best to amplify the voices of autistic people on social media – the advocates who have been irreplaceable in my parenting journey since our almost-3-year-old, Koimburi, was diagnosed last July. In that same spirit, I’m here to share 5Continue reading “5 things I want you to know about my autistic kid”

How would you parent if no one was watching?

| 4 minute read | I had a mini parenting crisis two nights back. We had a free trial for a fun coding game that Keziah enjoyed, and it was on its last day. She and I talked that morning about how this was our last day with the app, but we clearly both forgot.Continue reading “How would you parent if no one was watching?”

PART 2 – Returning to ourselves: how I’m making peace with “me” in motherhood

Becoming a mother is beautiful, thrilling, and deeply fulfilling. It’s also all-consuming, and can bring us to a place where we have trouble remembering who we are. In Part 1, we discussed that two things can be true: becoming a mother forever changes us, AND, at our core, our unique wiring and the passions andContinue reading “PART 2 – Returning to ourselves: how I’m making peace with “me” in motherhood”

Returning to ourselves: how I’m making peace with “me” in motherhood

When I became a mom, I didn’t realize that when I met my first little blessing, I’d also be meeting another completely new person: me. It’s not that I was suddenly unrecognizable, but a gulf now seemed to separate the old me from the new one. That disconnect was jarring. How I spent my time,Continue reading “Returning to ourselves: how I’m making peace with “me” in motherhood”

I’m Learning To Let My Children Grow Into Who God Intended Them To Be

“I learned a long time ago that my children would inherit one of two things: either God’s promises, or my fears.” — Lisa Bevere I don’t consider myself a fearful person. I’m free-spirited, tend to wear my heart on my sleeve, and don’t map out my future with much detail. Enter parenting. Suddenly two people existContinue reading “I’m Learning To Let My Children Grow Into Who God Intended Them To Be”