Category: Motherhood

  • GROW podcast: Interview with 3 wise women.

    GROW podcast: Interview with 3 wise women.

      In this episode, you will hear the voices of women who have over 230 years between them walking this planet. My mom and two Aunts join me in a conversation that will inspire and surprise you.   If you don’t have any women in their 70’s and 80’s in your life, give a listen. We talk […]

  • GROW: Podcast Girl Talk with Kelly and Abbie

    GROW: Podcast Girl Talk with Kelly and Abbie

        Well, four episodes in, and things have kind of gone to hell in terms of being informational. This episode is straight Girl Talk. Here are two of my BFF’s, Kelly and Abbie. We started girl talking when we worked together at a pregnancy and early parenting store and resource center, selling nipple creams, […]

  • A Mother’s Rights #15: You have the right to change your priorities.

    A Mother’s Rights #15: You have the right to change your priorities.

    Maybe before you became a mom, you were a fucking lion at work and hammered out 12 hour workdays, ate leftover Indian for dinner and got weekly massages. Maybe you spent most of your monthly budget on lingerie and had Outlander-style fantasy sex with your partner every day. Then after holding a sweet heavenly baby […]

  • A Mother’s Rights #14: You have the right to parent your own way.

    A Mother’s Rights #14: You have the right to parent your own way.

    My kids and I had a talent show in the living room this morning. We each took turns either singing a song, pretending to play the piano, dancing, or play-acting martial arts. The house is messy. The dishes weren’t done. I have an acrylic paint stain on the carpet that is waiting for me to […]

  • A Mother’s Rights 13: You have the right to say no.

    A Mother’s Rights 13: You have the right to say no.

      This is an oldie but a goodie and gets a lot of mileage in the mom world. In Paul Coelho’s words, “When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you are not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” Basically, know yourself. Prioritize what’s important to you. Then live that. Suuuuuper easy. Hahahahahaha.   If you can […]