Women




My two-year-old gave herself a haircut yesterday. The first thing she said when I came in the room and found her with the scissors in her hands was, “It was too brown.” Then, feeling around for justification when she saw my wide open mouth, she changed that to, “It—it—it was […]

Mamas: Lay down your life or have it taken from ...



I’m a repeat offender in the sin of discontentment. When we got married I painstakingly explained to Justin that I had a problem called “futurism,” wherein I was always gazing into the future and placing my hopes for happiness on a ship that had yet to come in. He listened, […]

A Case for the Country







I’m fascinated by the power of a good question. This fascination probably dates back to when I was a preteen. My dad put a book into my hand that year: How to Win Friends and Influence People, the Dale Carnegie bestseller, the self-help book from before self-help books existed. For […]

Five questions to help you get closer to other women



They warned me about a lot of things to expect in motherhood. Swollen ankles, for instance. Sleepless nights. Inexplicable fears, bodily fluids on furniture. I just don’t remember anybody mentioning the boredom. We young mothers at home are always doing something—wiping, reasoning, feeding, nursing, walking, watching, buckling, driving, shopping, disciplining, […]

It’s okay to be bored, mama