I’m A Better Mom Than You

I’m a better mom than you. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, allow me to explain. . . I actually thought this for many years. (Embarrassed face here!) It wasn’t a conscious thought and I definitely never ...

The Urge to Overexplain

I suffer from a chronic condition. A condition called "overexplaining." I didn't realize I experienced this type of disease until the birth of my third child. The child who didn't latch right for nursing, the child diagnosed with lip and tongue ...

How Idealism Drags Us Down

From the other room I hear my children open and close the fridge door and shuffle through cardboard boxes in the pantry. They're hungry. Again. (It's been like a whole half-hour since they ate.) As they grab for another granola ...