The Dip is Real

My eldest dropped a truth bomb on me the other day. She asked, “Mommy, do you love me?” I laughed and responded, “Of course, silly! What made you ask?” Her response:”Mommy, sometimes you’re just so mad. You look unhappy and I want you to be happy.” Heart. Crushed. After lots of reassuring hugs and snuggles, […]

Cake. NOW.

We threw a birthday party for my four-year old at a local kids’ venue. When she decided she was done with her meal, she looked down her nose at the poor sweet teenage staff member and said, “Cake. NOW.” My eldest has been challenging and debating with me constantly. Her instant response to anything I […]

Zoom Out

The first weeks of 2019 have been heavily fraught. With the longest government shutdown in our country’s history, factions creating upheaval in the Women’s March, and the most recent controversy over a group of Catholic high schoolers facing down a Native American elder, it’s hard to figure out what voices to listen to. Since this […]

We Who Serve

I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge […]