“I tried everything I could think of,” my mom says to me, “but your brother hated you.” She finishes her statement with a little laugh, as if to say she couldn’t believe my brother would hold anything in his heart for his little sister other than love. Continue reading “My Parents Are Really Flawed People—and I’m So Glad”
To Whom It May Concern:
I want to talk to you the day after Father’s Day. Let me start by saying, well done. You did it. You made it through. There are no more “parent” holidays for the next 11 months. As a bonus, wedding season is almost over; you won’t have to sit through a bridal shower as well-meaning old women pester the soon-to-be bride about starting a family, knowing first-hand that for many, it isn’t as simple as a matter of choice. You have until the next baby announcement or Thanksgiving, whichever comes first, before you suddenly feel like you’ve been slapped in the face, again, with the fact that you’re not the like rest of the fertile world. Continue reading “An Open Letter to Infertiles: Let’s Have Our Own Day”
I just posted a post that is password protected. I talk about the suicide of a friend. If you would like to read it, please contact me for the password. – Mindy
- He knocks anything and everything off any surface he can reach. Holding him on my hip while passing by the kitchen counter is guaranteed to result in a broken dish, food scattered across my floor, or the immediate need for a mop.
I have a moment, and I felt the urge to share.
My baby is almost six months old. That seems so crazy to me. Seriously, crazy. If I thought my husband could handle another one, we would already be on our way to another few years of trying and maybe a baby eventually. But, we’re not. Continue reading “I Can’t Seem To Resist”
I’m blogging. Truly, I am. I’m just not blogging here. I am a ghost these days, blogging for others.
I am going to be shutting this blog down. It makes me sad, but I no longer have the time to write here. All of my creative muscles are being flexed for someone else now that I am writing consistently for my business. Continue reading “A Ghost”
I have been pretty silent for the last couple of months. I am working on figuring out this whole baby, work, life balance. It will get easier once 7-year-old Eva is in school again in a couple of weeks. Continue reading “Everyday I’m Hustling”
Many days, this chain of events happens in my house:
I say a prayer thanking God for the chance to work from home. About 30 seconds later, I dream of babysitters and working surrounded by adults. Continue reading “Working From Home: Tips For Working With A Newborn”
Well, I had an entire post planned. I was going to outline the drop in steel prices and oil prices from last year to this year. I was going to show you how interrelated the two appear. I was going to show how it has personally impacted me and my family. Continue reading “We Did The Math”