Jesus Christ, Nancy: Parenting and Trolls

When I found out I was pregnant, I panicked and ran out to buy a billion books on parenting and pregnancy. I'm a reader. A nerd who researches everything. Mostly because I realized a long time ago that I mostly lack common sense and need ideas on how to function as a basic adult in…

Naps, Vampires, and the End of the World

When I became a mom, I didn't know what my life would look like but I knew this: I had to find a way to still be creative so that I could stay me and feel full as a person outside of a mom. I think that when we become parents it's easy to find…

Normalize Parenting Being Hard: Some Days Feel Like Failure

Today has been really hard. And I hate that when I typed that sentence my first thought was: I should quickly balance that statement with how grateful I am to be a mom and have a healthy and happy child. Because if I don't write that then someone might think I don't love my son…

How Bartending Prepared Me For Motherhood

A few years ago, I was stretched out on a lawn chair next to my sister’s pool when she plopped down next to me, yelled at her kids to stop getting water everywhere, and casually asked, “So are you guys going to have kids?” Already in my mid-thirties, I’d learned that this question was the…

911: The Emergency is I’ve Been Peed On

How are all of you doing out there? Stressed? Your best? Your worst? Really into crafting right now? Protesting? Reading. Eating your feelings? Avoiding social media? Glued to social media? I'm in a weird place, trying my best to navigate this 2020 life with a kiddo. I'd like to say that I'm nailing it but…

I am Very Important Now: Instagram Updates and a Sizzle of Firefighters

I haven't been here for a little while because I published my first book, Naked, and am now a very important and busy person. Just kidding. I'm still the same old ME who mooned her neighbor this morning from my front window only to realize she was coming to my house to say "hi" and…