The Bad Mom Persona

Alexandra Kuykendall honestly

You’ve probably already made 84 decisions today, and it may only be 9 AM. Hello, Dearest, welcome to motherhood. Making decisions for ourselves can be hard enough, then we add in making decisions for everyone in our family. And add …

Fight for Your Friendships

Erin Smalley honestly

Fight for your Friendships The Holidays are long over. They are long enough over that I’ve done some reflection. It got me thinking, that as dear as family is, sometimes friends feel like family. If I’m really honest here, there …

My Babies Saved My Body

Emily Wieranga honestly

The boys are asleep, ages two and four, tucked in their bunk beds with their bunny and bear. It’s the after-hours, filled with dark chocolate and folding laundry. The hours in which mothers remember they are human. I lean into …