It’s a beautiful sunny day. It’s autumn. The leaves are at their peak in bright colors. The weather is cool and sunny. And here come the perfect moms walking out of school. I pass them as I’m walking in. They’ve dropped their kids off already. On time, of course. They are laughing and smiling…Continue Reading “The Perfect Moms”
I’m a total extrovert! I love spending time with my friends and family, but I’m not a natural hostess. I love the idea of having people over, but honestly, a lot of times I feel like I’m doing a crappy job. I can’t get out of my head. I have this constant stream of worries…Continue Reading “I Don’t Have The Gift of Hospitality, But You Can Come Over Anyway”
What does this look like to you?
You’re probably saying, “Um, it looks like a crappily made bed, Anne, duh!” And you would be right. It’s a crappily made bed – thanks to my husband. But this messy bed turned out to be so much more.
Yesterday I was surprised by this enormous hornet’s nest. More than surprised really, it literally stopped me in my tracks. You see I walk this route fairly regularly. I’ve walked past this tree dozens of times but I’ve never noticed the hornet’s nest. Probably, because until very recently, the tree was covered in leaves. As…Continue Reading “What It Feels Like To Live With Anxiety”
Four years ago today I woke up to several locks of long brown hair strewn throughout my house. My first thought was that my daughter was suffering from a rapid onset of some rare disease that was causing her hair to fall out. For real, that was my first thought! Because it did not immediately…Continue Reading “What’s Hair in the Face of Tragedy? A 9/11 Reflection”
My church feels like it’s imploding but I’m not leaving. I’m not staying because it’s all I know and it’s comfortable. (Believe me, it does not feel comfortable to be Catholic right now). I’m not staying because my parents are Catholic and I don’t want to disappoint them. I’m not staying because I think this…Continue Reading “I’m Catholic and I’m Angry, But I’m Not Leaving”
I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I on it waaaay more than I’ll actually admit to. It feels like a quick way to fill in gaps in my day. Waiting for kids at sports? Hop on Facebook. Sitting in the lobby waiting to pick up kids from school? Check out my Instagram feed….Continue Reading “If You Can’t Get Off Social Media, At Least Fill Your Feed With The Good Stuff”
I always dreamed of having four kids and being able to stay at home with them. When that dream came true I was pretty sure I was gonna rock the whole stay at home mom thing. But in reality, most days ended with me feeling disappointed at how little I accomplished in a day. …Continue Reading “Hey Stay at Home Moms, Don’t Forget You Are Actually Working”
This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you purchase an item through a link, I will receive a small commission. This helps me to fund my blog so that I can continue to provide you with free content. If you are potty training, you are dealing with messes-it’s unavoidable. However, after potty training…Continue Reading “5 Tips for Keeping Your Bathroom Clean When You Are Potty Training”
I always wanted to be a mom, I loved being around children, and I babysat a ton when I was in high school. So, when I had my first child I thought I was well prepared and the transition would be smooth. To put it simply, it was not. It was hard; it still is…Continue Reading “3 Secrets for Finding Your Mom Tribe”