Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the Vulnerable and the Lowly, and the USA, Thank You!

Happy feast day of the Immaculate Conception! Today is the feast of Mary as the patroness of the USA, and the feast of her sinlessness. It's a beautiful feast for a million reasons, but it is specifically special for me because of what I have learned about her this year, and how I have seen... Continue Reading →

Today is a Marathon, not a Sprint

I’m going to tell you about my favorite mom secret. The way I handle the days when everything is falling apart and you don’t even want to open your eyes, let alone run after toddlers all day long. It started when I was pregnant with my youngest and exhausted from HG. Willow and I would... Continue Reading →

The Hierarchy of Suffering

This meme has been going around like wildfire lately. It expresses the common idea that the way not to judge others for their struggles is to think that maybe they are not as strong as you are. On the surface, the intention is great. The idea is to encourage people not to judge others' suffering.... Continue Reading →

T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E.

The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone. -Tupac Last night, I tried to watch The Hate U Give, the emotional true story of a black girl who watches her friend get killed by a police officer. Later, she is called to testify, but I haven't gotten that far, because I had to take a... Continue Reading →

Please Stop Choosing Sides

Lately, my newsfeed has been inundated with posts screaming, "YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE A SIDE." Of course, half the time the premise also includes condescending language about how if you don't choose a side, you are choosing the wrong side, and there is something wrong with you. I am so sick of this. Let me... Continue Reading →

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