Susan’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 4)

Yay! Susan is here! (I love her twitter name:  ) with her very own Rainy Day Letter. What a sweet, wise letter. I particularly care for the list of good moments which can act as evidence and proof that you are undeniably a good mother. Having such a list is really good for those times when the…

For the Love of Robin

Do you know Robin? She tweets as @FarewellStrangr You should know Robin. Really. She is the mama behind and I am happy to call her a friend, despite the fact tat I never met her in real life. But I will! I will! Robin was mentioned in my posts on this here website at least…

A letter from an Imperfect Momma (Hope in an Envelope 3)

Today we are fortunate to have Jessica ( on Twitter) visiting us with her response to this:  . I adore the spunk in her letter. And the wisdom. If you too are in recovery from PPD, next time you are feeling “totally yourself”, save some for a rainy day: put some of that hope in an envelope,…

On Fighting the Pain in the Neck.

I’m in pain. Because my . And because . I don’t like pain. Not one bit. And I’m a wuss. And I’m talking major pain. I mean, I’ve had neck and back pain before. This is a completely different order of magnitude. This is scary. My first inclination is to fight. Fight the pain, fight the crying, fight…

And I’m going to be 40?!?

Remember this? It’s almost as good as “I’ll have what she’s having.” And much closer to home. I remember being 32 and feeling like Sally felt about 40, despite the fact I was married to a wonderful man and was pregnant with my first child. And today, I’m exactly one month away from this dreaded…

Story’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 2)

Look, Story  (@story3girl on twitter) is visiting today! She sent us her very own Rainy Day Letter in response to this:  . Story’s letter is so short, so sweet, and so wise. I am grateful to be sharing it with you all. If you too are in recovery from PPD, I invite you to write your…

OUCH & AAARRGGG!!!

Yesterday was supposed to be fun. It started ok, but as the day went on,  things started going south. I should have been happy: The sun was shining. The Sim Redmond Band was playing at the park by the lake. It was our 13th wedding anniversary, and we had swimming weather, peaches, perfect tomatoes from…

A Song for Pam

This post is dedicated to the lovely and amazing Pamela Gold of    With all the love in the world.  My dear friend, I can’t get you out of my head. I worry for you. And for all who love you. And there are many, so many of us. Becuase you shine. Because you are unable…

Look, I’m a Scary Mommy!

Boo! Gotcha? If you don’t already think I am scary, well I got news for you: I am too. Ipad air 2 and ipad mini 3 apple has been faced with declining ipad sales over the past few parental control apps for android quarters on a year-over-year basis, so the company needed to respond in…

This I Believe

Not exactly a manifesto, call this a mommy-festo if you will, here is what I believe with all of my heart and soul: About Motherhood Motherhood is the hardest job on the planet. Even if you climbed Mt. Everest, motherhood will challenge you more than the tallest peaks. Miraculously, unbelievably, (thankfully!) this is somehow all worth it. But why,…

Susan’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 4)

Yay! Susan is here! (I love her twitter name:  ) with her very own Rainy Day Letter. What a sweet, wise letter. I particularly care for the list of good moments which can act as evidence and proof that you are undeniably a good mother. Having such a list is really good for those times when the…

For the Love of Robin

Do you know Robin? She tweets as @FarewellStrangr You should know Robin. Really. She is the mama behind and I am happy to call her a friend, despite the fact tat I never met her in real life. But I will! I will! Robin was mentioned in my posts on this here website at least…

A letter from an Imperfect Momma (Hope in an Envelope 3)

Today we are fortunate to have Jessica ( on Twitter) visiting us with her response to this:  . I adore the spunk in her letter. And the wisdom. If you too are in recovery from PPD, next time you are feeling “totally yourself”, save some for a rainy day: put some of that hope in an envelope,…

On Fighting the Pain in the Neck.

I’m in pain. Because my . And because . I don’t like pain. Not one bit. And I’m a wuss. And I’m talking major pain. I mean, I’ve had neck and back pain before. This is a completely different order of magnitude. This is scary. My first inclination is to fight. Fight the pain, fight the crying, fight…

And I’m going to be 40?!?

Remember this? It’s almost as good as “I’ll have what she’s having.” And much closer to home. I remember being 32 and feeling like Sally felt about 40, despite the fact I was married to a wonderful man and was pregnant with my first child. And today, I’m exactly one month away from this dreaded…

Story’s Rainy Day Letter (Hope in an Envelope 2)

Look, Story  (@story3girl on twitter) is visiting today! She sent us her very own Rainy Day Letter in response to this:  . Story’s letter is so short, so sweet, and so wise. I am grateful to be sharing it with you all. If you too are in recovery from PPD, I invite you to write your…

OUCH & AAARRGGG!!!

Yesterday was supposed to be fun. It started ok, but as the day went on,  things started going south. I should have been happy: The sun was shining. The Sim Redmond Band was playing at the park by the lake. It was our 13th wedding anniversary, and we had swimming weather, peaches, perfect tomatoes from…

A Song for Pam

This post is dedicated to the lovely and amazing Pamela Gold of    With all the love in the world.  My dear friend, I can’t get you out of my head. I worry for you. And for all who love you. And there are many, so many of us. Becuase you shine. Because you are unable…

Look, I’m a Scary Mommy!

Boo! Gotcha? If you don’t already think I am scary, well I got news for you: I am too. Ipad air 2 and ipad mini 3 apple has been faced with declining ipad sales over the past few parental control apps for android quarters on a year-over-year basis, so the company needed to respond in…

This I Believe

Not exactly a manifesto, call this a mommy-festo if you will, here is what I believe with all of my heart and soul: About Motherhood Motherhood is the hardest job on the planet. Even if you climbed Mt. Everest, motherhood will challenge you more than the tallest peaks. Miraculously, unbelievably, (thankfully!) this is somehow all worth it. But why,…