Tag: motherhood

The Joy Sparked When You Look Through a Lens of Gratitude

Let me start by saying that I have read Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I have finished her new Netflix...

Traveling: A Mom’s Perspective

Exhausted, I slid into my row and fastened my seat belt as the plane pushed back from the gate. I was barely paying attention...

Learning to Be a SAHM Is Tough: How I Found My...

I’ve been employed since I was 15. I started as a gift wrapper during the holidays for a department store, and when I turned...

Don’t Call My Daughter a ‘Tomboy’

When I found out my oldest child was going to be a girl, I had visions of ballet class and glitter dancing in my...

The Evolution of Mom Exhaustion

Moms are a tired group, as raising small humans is no easy task. The internet is filled with memes about exhaustion; moms can be...

Seeking a Nanny? How to Find Your Own Personal Mary Poppins

Hiring that special someone to help out with the little ones or even around the house? Mary Poppins sets the bar high in the...

10 Things People Need to Stop Asking Moms

One of the things you learn from the moment you become a woman of child-bearing years is that almost everyone feels like they have...

Dear Husbands: Mother’s Day is Not About Your Mom

Dear Husbands, It's not much of a surprise that relationships between married women and their mothers-in-law can be... well, complicated. And perhaps the holiday that...

What I HATE About Being a Parent

"We're 38.8% done with raising Isla," My husband said to me just after we celebrated my oldest daughter's 7th birthday. I was mid dinner...

Motherhood Reality Check: Learning to Be Real with Myself

I have had a couple of very humbling periods in my life. The latest is motherhood. As the end of 2017 neared, I reflected...

All the Ways I’ve Failed as a Mom

I held on too tight. When my kids needed to fly, I snipped their wings and pulled them back into the nest. Not because...

Moms Doing More in the 904: Jacksonville’s First Lady Molly Curry

You might recognize Molly Curry as Jacksonville's First Lady, wife of Mayor Lenny Curry. But before gaining that title, she was a certified public...