I’m back but overwhelmed

I have not posted in weeks. Every Wednesday, I receive a WordPress notification, reminding me it’s time to blog. Every week, I’m determined to post something. But I’m so stressed, so overwhelmed, it’s difficult to unjumble the thoughts in my head. In the last several weeks, so much life has happened, personally and in the… Continue reading I’m back but overwhelmed


My eyes snap open. My nine-year-old starts his day asking Alexa how to build Lego structures. “MOM, I NEED TO EAT.” My four-year-old shouts. My head sinks into my pillow. I sigh,  a deep billow released. The day trudges on like the one before and the one before and the one before. I’m a statue at the kitchen sink, water streaming out the faucet. Sun… Continue reading Motherhood

Task master A.K.A the bitch

I hold my phone to my ear. It rings and rings before my husband picks up. “Hey, what’s up?” he asks. “Did you ask your driver about driving us Sunday?” “No, not yet, forgot.” I scrunch up my face and hold my breath. “You’ve been with him all day.” “I know, I just forgot.” “Mmmhmm, mmhmm, but… Continue reading Task master A.K.A the bitch

Happy Father’s Day: Dismantling patriarchal systems in parenting

I frequently encounter attitudes about parenting that are clearly informed by patriarchal ideals. My husband is constantly praised for doing what is actually the bare minimum required in parenting. Feeding, bathing, diaper changing, playtime. Yet, rarely is my parenting commented on. We have created a societal structure of parenting predicated upon antiquated and misogynistic mindsets.… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day: Dismantling patriarchal systems in parenting