Since I made the final call to self-publish my novel, the last couple of months have been quite a whirlwind! And now, we’re a week out from Summer Breakdown’s release! I can’t wait. I feel both very scared and very ready. But, lately, my feelings are more consistently on the side of READY. The love, support, and…
Into the thick of it
I am in full on getting this book out into the world mode. I’m both excited and terrified. There are moments I literally am thinking to myself, “Oh my GOD, I can’t wait for this to just be out there already and hear what people have to say!” one second, and then the next it’s,…
Sorting through the complications of life
Life, in many ways, can feel super complicated. I read about the tragedy in Texas while I was putting Sonic 2 on for the kids, making them popcorn, writing a list out of stuff to pack for our trip, and answering emails about Summer Breakdown stuff. The world seemed to stop, but so much waited…
My book will be out June 21!
It’s time. Join me in Seaside, MA this summer with my main character Sabrina as she navigates all her family drama that unfolds.
What’s next? I’m not quite sure
Being a mother is really hard. No matter what your circumstances are. No matter how many children you have. No matter whether you work, don’t work, formula feed, breastfeed, are married, are not married, etc. It’s hard because it’s all relative to your own life experience. When I was a new mom with one child,…
Why does it take mothers so long to go to therapy?
A few months ago, and for the few months before that, I wasn’t in great shape. Mentally, emotionally, physically. I was piling way too much on myself, and still trying to adjust to life with three children. Still trying to balance work-life-home-kids. My shoulders were heavy from the weight I’d been carrying around. I was…
Yes, sometimes I’m the “I need a break” mom—but I’m always a good mom
Sometimes I’m the “Fine, one more show” mom. Sometimes I’m the “I will give you M&M’s if you JUST get buckled” mom. Sometimes I’m the “Okay, you don’t have to go to school today” mom. Sometimes I’m the “Chicken nuggets for dinner again!” mom. Sometimes I’m the “Climb on in, you can sleep with us…
Mama, I know that this isn’t easy
This morning as I sat on the hard wooden pew at mass, my 18-month-old exhausted and half-sleeping, half-crying, her getting sweaty from flailing, me getting sweaty from the inevitable panic of being in a quiet place with a screaming child. I was trapped in the pew and in those thirty seconds or so of panic…
You may not remember the *exact* day your child first slept through the night, but you’ll remember how it made you feel
There are some moments in parenthood you just know you’ll remember. The big ones of course. You’ll remember the excitement of catching your baby’s first steps on video or all the beauty and commotion from the day they were born. And you’ll likely have timestamps associated with these big memories from photos or notes, taking…
The mental notes of motherhood are exhausting 😴
I was passing through the living room quickly with a toddler melting down over the thought of getting her diaper changed. I needed to get rid of the stench immediately, but had also passed by about ten small beads on the rug that blended in just enough to stay there for days if I forgot…