Almost three years ago, shortly after I started writing again, I received my first rejection. It was also my first submission, so I was clearly starting out with a bang. I didn’t fret too much. I was submitting for a spot in a book, after all. And I hadn’t published anything other than a couple… Continue reading Launch Day!
As I packed an overnight bag on Friday for my trip to Austin — a short trip both in the time it takes to get there from Dallas (three hours) and how long I was staying (24 hours) — I was trying to explain to my 2.5-year-old twin boys why I was going. “Mommy is… Continue reading I Came. I Marched. So Now What?
There is no escaping the movie trailer for Bad Moms, which opens today, if you are a mother. While others will likely enjoy the movie, it’s us moms getting tagged in “OMG, we have to see this!” posts and fielding multiple invitations to MNOs (Moms Night Out for the uninitiated). From the previews, the movie… Continue reading When Did We Become the Moms in the Movie?
I was feeling cocky last fall when I wrote my “Next Summer” post and gloated about our 70-degree weather in October signaling that summer in Texas was finally coming to an end. There is a flip side of course to all that, and it looks like this: Alas, summer has fully descended on us and… Continue reading Next Summer is Now
The moment you find out you are going to be a parent for the first time, a natural instinct to seek out information that tells you how exactly one goes about doing that kicks in. When you find out you are having multiples, the search looks a little more… frantic. How do they all fit… Continue reading Multiples Illuminated: A Book About Moments For Anyone Expecting or Raising Multiples
Happy Earth Day! As if loving an entire planet isn’t enough, this day is extra special in my world. It’s one of those “life will now be divided into a before and after” kind of days. Exactly two years ago, on a Tuesday, I went to a 1 p.m appointment with my perinatologist. It was… Continue reading Two Years Ago
When you are flying with young children, it quickly becomes an all-consuming endeavor. Luckily, in a matter of minutes, you can find abundant advice online. Articles and blogs will walk you through everything you need to know, from what to pack to how to eat dinner in the bathroom of your hotel room while your… Continue reading Remembering How To Travel Without Kids
This is from my Confession Vault. We all have one of those, right? Okay good. Every Sunday morning, my husband, JB, and I take our toddler twin boys to music class. We have been doing it for a year, but I can still remember my hesitance in the first session. The class’s philosophy is very… Continue reading That Time I Did All The Judging
To be blunt, the world is in the shitter right now. Domestically, internationally, in war zones, and in what should be safe places. Places where we work, pray and learn. Only certain people are afforded the comfort of trusting the police and the most effective political campaign strategy seems to be to see how many… Continue reading Weekend Reads And Listens: When The World Sucks Edition
Yes, I know summer officially ended over a month ago, but here in Texas, this is the first full week it has actually felt like fall, at least temperature-wise. Of course we have had the same pumpkin patch photos, seasonal-flavored lattes and gourd-decorated front porches as everyone else. But until now, most summer activities were… Continue reading Next Summer…