To My First Born, My Favorite Little Fella

To my first born, my favorite little fella. My curly headed, brown-eyed, energetic, sweet, loving, hilarious little boy. I am so sorry. I’m sorry that I’m not the mommy I could be, nor the mommy I should be. I’m sorry we haven’t played like we used to. I’m sorry I hurt all the time. I’m […]

“You Gainin’ Weight, Kristen.”

Her: “Kristeeeen! My friend!” Me: “Hey! What’s up?” -smiles- Her: “Come here! Let me give you a hug!” I feel reluctant and instantly tense up… We hug. And I know what’s about to come. Her: “You gainin’ weight.” Me: “Yes. Yes I am.” -smiles- Her: “It’s okay, though.” Me: “Yea, well, since you say it’s […]

Just Because It Jiggles Doesn’t Mean It’s A Boob

I’ve posted before about my securities and insecurities regarding my body and weight. While I continue to struggle (and succeed!) at accomplishing the goals I set for myself, I’m never able to forget the hilarity that comes with having a “mom body,” as I’ve taken to calling it over the years. As with any mother […]

Frustration Leads To Loving You More

Being on the move is one thing. It’s exciting. Thrilling! Every inch toward a piece of his own independence is milestone worthy, and we have dozens of pictures, even though he’s never gone very far at all. Well, unless he’s in his walker. That’s a completely different story. With his arms held high, as if […]

As Usual, You Aren’t Doing Anything to Prevent Breast Cancer

Every year there’s a new fad on Facebook regarding Breast Cancer Awareness. Whether it’s about bras, winning the lottery, a trip, or something else gasp-worthy, the point is to gain awareness for breast cancer. And I get it. I really do. There are fads all over Facebook. It makes us feel better about ourselves to […]