While parenting is incredibly fulfilling, it can also knock us upside the head and often give us more than we can handle. When our twins were born, this is exactly what happened to my husband. As my husband was struggling with Paternal Postnatal Anxiety, I was unsure of how to navigate our new world, let […]
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My husband, Dijon, has general anxiety disorder. I am accustomed to his need for context and his desire to work through multiple worst-case scenarios. It is because of these reasons I love him and need him. I, the more carefree and overly optimistic partner, appreciate his grounded (at times uptight) responsible nature. We keep one […]
The search for a supportive, sexy, and slimming swimsuit is over! After chasing toddlers through splash parks, pools, and lakes last summer it was very evident that my BC (before children) swimsuit was not cutting it. I was constantly tugging on my bottoms while simultaneously keeping one hand on my chest so nothing slipped out, over, […]
Ever since I can remember, there has always been a large vegetable garden and dozens of planters at my grandma’s house in Merrill, Iowa. Nestled thirty miles off of Interstate 29 in Northwest Iowa, Merrill, a town of 700 people, is in the heart of Plymouth County and is the heart of my childhood. As […]
I felt like taking out an ad that read: I want to live more fully and explore the world of motherhood with a few close friends—any takers? Because motherhood can be lonely, I decided to write a letter instead. Hi Nolan’s mom and dad… Scratch that too hetero-normative-you know better, Becka. Maybe it is two […]
I refer to it as my boomerang brain. Information comes in, it goes out, it comes back, and this cycle happens endlessly until I do something with that piece of information.
There are many reasons why we need diverse books. Diverse books empower, support, normalize, and most importantly give a platform for everyone’s stories to be told.
New Year’s resolutions are looming and I’ve been thinking a lot about realistic and not too time intensive habits I could begin. I wanted to focus on an act of kindness or good deed-a sort of pay it forward resolution.
During the holiday season many people reflect on their year and are inspired to donate and give back. The charitable season gets kicked off with #GivingTuesday (November 28) and will continue through the year end.
My boys are three years old and have an email account. No, it’s not what you think. They are not emailing their friends for play dates or signing up for the Lego newsletter.