Happy Mother’s Day: I See You

This Mother’s Day, my sweet family bought me this plaque. For a while now, thankfully, I’ve felt visible. I can’t help but be reminded of how many times I felt invisible.
Mothering is hard. We can wrap it all up in a cheesy commercial, but the bare truth is: guiding a human being from point A to point B is the […]

By |May 8th, 2016|Parenting Young Ones, The Best Of Submommy|1 Comment

Remembering the Pain of Postpartum Depression

Remembering Postpartum Depression
We were digging through a drawer looking for something in our bedroom this weekend, and underneath the junk in the junk drawer, a piece of paper with my handwriting on it caught my eye. I didn’t recognize the paper at first, so I couldn’t remember how it got there or what was written […]

By |January 28th, 2016|Depression, Reflections|0 Comments

Serve Humbly Where You Are

Standing by the sink, water running, dishes overflowing onto the counter, I felt physically sick. Not because of the dried up nasty that awaited, but because this household task was getting the better of me. My brain screamed, “I DO NOT WANT TO DO THIS AGAIN TODAY. OR TOMORROW.”
Serve humbly where you are.
Several years ago, […]

By |May 2nd, 2015|The Best Of Submommy|0 Comments

The Day I Knew He Wouldn’t Leave

One from my Random Thoughts blog. I still feel this way.

I *knew* when the church doors opened and the music started to play I was in the right place at the right time with the right person. The last 16 years hasn’t always been easy, but it’s always been worth every minute.
The Day I Knew He Wouldn’t Leave.
My Grandma died […]

By |April 18th, 2015|Marriage, Reflections, The Best Of Submommy|0 Comments

Grilled Cheese And Tomato Soup

Twenty-five years ago this month, I was getting ready to pack up my parent’s car with all of my belongings and start college. I was bursting with the desire to leave what I had always known and find the yet to find.

That was when all of my belongings fit in the back of a 80’s […]

By |August 2nd, 2013|Reflections, The Best Of Submommy|0 Comments

Five Freedoms My Kids Enjoy That People Think Are Fading Away

I always read about helicopter parenting, and the extremes that some parents will go to make sure their kids never experience anything negative. I can’t relate. A few years ago, I read a guest post on Free Range Kids that was one mother’s lament that her daughter would not enjoy the same freedoms that she […]

By |July 18th, 2013|Big Kid Parenting, The Best Of Submommy|4 Comments

Running For My Life, In A Green Tutu

I have been saved by exercise over and over again. Depression knocks at my door, and one of the ways I’ve learned to keep it outside is exercise. Particularly running. I get into my own head with good music and all the awful stays away, at least for a little while.

I’ve had ups and downs […]

By |March 18th, 2013|Depression, Fitness, Reflections, The Best Of Submommy|2 Comments