Talking to Strangers (click to read) was fun. Miriam basically wrote it for me, just by being herself. And she hasn’t changed one bit. Target is on still on a first name basis with her.
The First Playdate (click to read) was an important one for me. I felt normal. Not so alone in my motherhood. Allison is still awesome and wacky. And our wacky club has more members than I ever knew. I’m really lucky in the “mom friend” department. You all know who you are. And I’m ready for a karaoke night very soon!
That time I had the Flu (click to read) …so that’s where all my sick days went.
The bracelet project (click to read) is incredibly close to my heart. This story wouldn’t have been possible without a lady named Cassie Nordin. Cassie really demonstrated what the power of words can do. She will always be special to me.
Comforting the comforters (click to read) was one of my favorites. I worked hard on this with an amazing editor. Lots of introspection and truth. Which is why I write in the first place. Oh also, I enjoy the snacks.
The tampon story (click to read) was a silly one for Kveller.
When My Child Died (Click to read) was originally just going to be something for my personal blog. On a whim, I sent it to Scary Mommy. I’m so glad I did because I made some amazing new mother friends through it.
Bare yourself when you can. It feels really good. Pants are never required. 🙂
The Bracelet (click to read) was such an important story for me. All my amazing mothers in grief…I think about you and all our kids every day. I have such a special love for you all.
Overthinking the silly stuff (Click to read) is how I wish I felt every day, without fail. Sometimes I need to reread this.
The Loss of Noah & Water Safety (click to read) was my very first published story. I remember crying happy, yet complicated, tears when I read the acceptance letter (which is laminated 🙂 ) Starting with Scary Mommy was overwhelming and amazing.