February 5, 2019

This scene is based on a true story.

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FADE IN:

INT. BATHROOM - DAY

Low, golden sunrays peak through a window, marking the early hours of morning.

A woman in sweatpants and t-shirt with tangled hair leans over the counter applying concealer to the under parts of her eyes w...

March 20, 2018

I thought this came with a village. I was told I would need one. Did I not get my name on the waiting list in time? Was it not handed out at the hospital as they sent us home with care instructions for our new baby?

My husband and I have no family within a 600 mile radiu...

February 16, 2018

My anxiety began at the age of eight. I hyperventilated in the dual cab of my dad’s cherry red Nissan truck while eating a king-sized Snickers at the drive-in. To this day, and after a decade of therapy, I remain unsure of what triggered the episode.

Maybe it was the tra...

January 9, 2018

This is my favorite time of day. The time we put on our jammies and climb into bed for snuggles.  The time where we connect as life flows between us. The time where you look up and gaze into my eyes and give me a soft smile; a smile that burrows its way deep into my hea...

December 19, 2017

I have entered into a second marriage. My first, God rest its soul, had a good run from 2005-2014.

My husband and I had nine years to design and refine our first marriage. We worked hard for our life together and to remain intact. It was an amazing life. We made it throu...

December 1, 2017

I shower, like, every three to five days. If I can consistently get every third day than HOT DAMN! It’s a great fucking week! Here’s why I don’t shower.

Because my kids won’t let me. Exhaustion won’t let me. Household and overall life management won’t let me. Work won’t...

November 14, 2017

I need friendships. I need other mothers around me. I need their children around my sons. I need...mom friends. However, I’m tired. I’m also a bad friend due to the whole becoming a mother thing. I used to be a good friend, but now I’m barely hitting a one star rating.

I...

November 7, 2017

I have a new body. It changed after it expelled the two humans it grew within its walls. I’m trying to honor this transformed body. I’m showing it gratitude for the miraculous gifts it gave me. I’m celebrating the power and strength it exercised to bring those gifts int...

November 7, 2017

This piece was written in July of 2015 when my first son was 10 months-old. I was coming into my motherhood, lost in my new identity, still clinging to my old being, and not fully comprehending the complexity of my new existence. Two and a half years later, this journey...

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