A Guest Post from the “Be There” Dad

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You’ve probably seen that awful picture frame at Kohl’s around Mother’s Day, the one that says “When a baby is born, so is a grandmother.” Whenever I see that, my inner 90s girl rolls her eyes and says “duh.”  Because so is a grandfather. And a mother, father, aunts, uncles, cousins, whatever. Isn’t that the […]

Strong Legs Like My Mother

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  I didn’t want to tell my Mom I had postpartum depression.  I knew I needed to share my diagnosis , for many reasons. I wanted to explain that who I had been the last year wasn’t who I wanted to be. That there was an underlying issue. Not to make excuses for myself but to offer […]

Little Darcy

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Meet Little Darcy, the miniature version of the love of my life. (To be clear, I mean my husband The Engineer, not the immortal Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pride and Prejudice.  Because he’s, you know, fictional.  Unfortunately.) This sweet boy joined our family in June of 2016 and we’ve been wondering what we could have possibly […]

The (My) Engineer

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The day my parents dropped me off at college, my Dad said to me, “Do what you want, just don’t date an engineer.” The Engineer and I met later that afternoon. We became an official couple two months later—I say official, because the girls in my dorm would tease me about being “courted” by the […]

Meet Dry Mama

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My sister and I are pretty close. The kind of close where I asked her if I could borrow a pair of underwear when I ran out at my parents’ house the other week and she gave me a pair of my own back that she’d somehow wound up with three years ago.  That she’d […]