Empty. What a strange word. It has multiple meanings. You might have an empty bank account, an empty stomach, or an empty bucket. Dictionary.com lists its meaning as “containing nothing.” What a punch in the gut. You see, we’re about to be...
How many books can one mom read aloud to her children?  Five? Ten? Seven hundred and thirty-eight? COVID-19 is helping me find out. Before social distancing and days devoid of storytime, we probably read two books together. Sometimes more, sometimes less....
I have decided that this summer I'm saying NO.  I have three kids, a houseful of things that need to be done (don't we all?), plenty of supplies from all the hobbies I've meant to learn, and crafts I was...
Dear Young Mom, I remember how hard it was to have 3 kids under the age of 4. The days were long and the nights were longer. When the 4th child came 4 years later, I gave up on trying...
Our youngest graduates high school this May, so there is a lot of talk about majors and decisions on futures in our house. She’s kiddo #5, and this is not my first rodeo. This is big stuff! Important decisions...
Back by popular demand is the list of everything you really want for Mother's Day. Hand-picked and carefully sourced by our team, these businesses and products are your one-stop-shop for every kind of mom in your life. Plus, many...
My husband walked in on me yelling at the kids tonight. He was hauling bags of groceries through the entryway right at the moment that I lost my cool. They hadn’t gone to the dinner table when I asked—naturally.  They had...
Can you learn anything about being a good mom from a woman who can't remember her daughter's middle name? Can you learn anything about being a friend from a woman who has lost all her old friends? I say yes....
Do we ever just stop and take a moment to think about how truly blessed we are? That weekend we just spent at a gorgeous beach in Okinawa, Japan in January, basking in the warm sun for very little money...
I am comfortably curled into the left end of our sofa with my "Don't Stress Do Your Best" Threshold mug from Target. I slowly bring the stoneware vessel to my mouth and inhale the campfire notes from my blueberry...
"You should be ashamed of yourself for being a stay at home wife." These are the words that have haunted me for years. Every now and then they resurface, nudging the corners of my vision. I had been at a...
My daughter was born in 2016. The rhetoric of that year was particularly polarizing, outlandish, and oftentimes, outright sexist. I remember it as a hard time to be a new mom, trying to navigate the ins-and-outs of raising a...

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I Wasn’t Made for This Life

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” A question I am almost certain that all of us have been asked at least...
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Redefining Failure