I used to be a Martyrmom. Veiled as camaraderie, women perpetuate the idea everyday that it is funny to survive only on coffee and wine. Never mind the fact that it normalizes addiction as a method for surviving motherhood, can we examine that women only feel comfortable joking about their self-sacrifice rather than bringing awareness Read More
Can I tell you a secret?
We were not happy in this photo.
I thought my memoir manuscript was complete at 72,000 words when I started querying last fall. A few weeks after she requested my full I received feedback from the amazing @margaretrileyking. As is most often the case when searching for an agent, her feedback came along with a rejection. I didn’t know this in advance, Read More
First, let’s remember that for over twenty years, I made a profession out of telling other people’s children what to do, so I have very few reservations when being assertive with my own children. In an attempt to make our house a place where people can feel (and express) their feelings and also a place Read More
The world will always tell you to choose A. They’ll say you can’t eat that. They’ll say you can’t say that. They’ll say you can’t write that. They’ll say you can’t wear that. They’ll say you can’t love that. They’ll say you can’t want that. They’ll say you can’t be that. They may be loud. Read More
New moons are for wishes. Full moons are for goodbyes. The full moon loves best to take worries we no longer want to hold in our heads or our hearts. Whisper your worry into your hands and toss it up to the moon, saying, “Goodbye little worry.” The moon will pull the worry right up Read More
When the world is upside down it’s even more important that we choose our words carefully. Wordslut by @amandamontell is one of my very favorite books. I’m giving away a copy of the audiobook for you and a friend, so you’ll get it immediately and because I’m honestly so bad at mailing shit. To enter: Read More
Joining @taraschuster T$ in her pull-up challenge. This used to be my least favorite exercise. I could not do a single one. So, I committed to doing ten by my 21st birthday. I maintained that ten for years, even at nine months pregnant. And then I stopped lifting for a decade. This is my new Read More
My best trick is borrowed from @elizabeth_gilbert_writer and it’s to think of myself as the lifelong caretaker of this Human Ashleigh. I call her my little Meat Suit. She’s sweet and precious and requires constant babysitting. Click below and swipe for video. View this post on Instagram My best trick is borrowed from @elizabeth_gilbert_writer and Read More
Cover up, people. Tag me in your mask photos and use the hashtag #coverup.