What I Need the Extroverts in My Life to Understand

My personal heaven: a quiet afternoon on the beach, no need to talk to anyone.

I know I can seem rude. And like I don’t like you. And like I want you to leave me alone. I really don’t mean to be rude. I do like you. But I do need you to leave me alone. Sometimes. Because we’ve been going and going all day long, talking and doing things […]

Dads Aren’t Puppy Dogs: Pour Your Heart Out


Who’s a good boy? Who’s such a good boy? *head pat, head pat* Oh isn’t he cute? Watch the tricks he can do. He can… Take care of his kids.  Imagine that. A dad, who takes care of his kids. We better give him a treat for this because this is amazing. He’s such a […]

The Change in My Summer Attitude


School is almost out here and I’m counting down the days even more than my kids are. I know, I know, I’m supposed to groan about the kids being home from school all summer and how they will drive me crazy or else my relatable-mom-card gets yanked, right? But, hear me out. When my kids […]

Why I Won’t Say Depression: Pour Your Heart Out

Sometimes I feel like this.

Sometimes I’m hit with a crushing sadness for no real reason. It’s not pms(I checked the calendar) and there’s nothing really specific going on and it’s only occasionally so I don’t say it’s depression. It’s just a need to curl up and cry for a little while until it passes. I confessed last week on […]

One Test to Rule Them All: Pour Your Heart Out


Before we can get to the glorious sleeping-in, not as scheduled, homework-free days of summer, we have to get through these next few weeks. That includes the end-of-grade(EOG) standardized tests that my oldest will be taking for the first time as a third grader. Lucky him, this is the year that our state has adopted […]

The Horror of Having Boys: Pour Your Heart Out

boy mom

I stood in amazement, listening to two moms discuss the horror of having boys. One who had all girls(the one who had prayed not to have a boy). One who had one boy and two girls. How much one did not want a boy at all and how she wouldn’t have been able to handle […]

My Middle: Pour Your Heart Out

baby bear

Maybe there’s some truth to the middle child being the most challenging, the most spirited(spoken like a middle child, right?) While I’ve learned so much from my kids, it’s my middle son whose journey has been the most like a crazy roller coaster (my mother would say this is karmic retribution). He came into our […]

Expectations and Confidence: Pour Your Heart Out

first day

My five year old operates under the assumption that everyone adores him. That everyone wants to be his friend and everyone wants to be around him all the time. It doesn’t matter if it’s a friend of one of his older brothers’, someone who is a few years older than he is. Or the son […]

Pour Your Heart Out

pour your heart out

I have a confession to make. If you read my post the other day about If It Were Me… about how we all deal with hardships in different ways and how we need to realize that and not judge because we aren’t actually the ones in the situation… you might have thought that either I […]

Letting Him Go It Alone: Pour Your Heart Out

Thomas Edison

There are some homework assignments that come home that make me roll my eyes because they aren’t homework for the kids, they are homework for the parents. I’m not complaining about having to help my kids with their homework- I feel like that’s part of a parent’s job. But I do think that kids should […]