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Planting A Garden is Like Becoming a Mother

This weekend I planted a garden. It’s a small garden with a couple of vegetables and the kids’ choice of watermelon. I spent hours digging up a little corner of our yard to create this space. I have no idea if I’m going to successfully grow anything, but I’m feeling proud of myself. I find myself […]

An Open Letter to First Time Mamas

Dear First Time Mama, Welcome to motherhood. Whether you prayed and planned your whole life for this moment or were unexpectedly thrust into this role there are a few things I would love to share with you. There were so many truths I didn’t understand as a first-time mama. These are the truths people don’t talk about enough. […]

A Mommy’s Touch

Editor’s Note: I originally wrote this piece a few months ago to be read out loud. It is very personal and emotional for me, which is why it took so long to share it here on Tiny Steps Mommy. I can’t think of a better day to share this love letter to my mother than […]

Why Being a Mother is a Gift (aka Doesn’t Suck)

Every once in a while, when you least expect it, you are reminded why being a mother is a gift (aka doesn’t suck). I was rubbing my neck trying to steal a few minutes at the computer after a very long day of sitting outside on a freezing windy field to watch my oldest son […]

Mom-to-Mom: Your Parenting, Childcare Questions Answered – Letting Go of The Bottle

Mom-to-Mom is a regular series offering real-life driven answers to your real questions about parenting and childcare. Please send me your questions and I will answer them to the best of my ability. Also, please feel free to comment and add your own advice. We can all benefit from helping each other. #MomtoMom Q: My 18-month-old […]

Committing to Me, Discovering I’m Not Superwoman

For the last week my arms have been too heavy and sore to even type. My brain and body have shut down out of pure exhaustion by 10 pm each night. I am singularly focused and obsessed with my latest mission. Me. I turn 35-years-old in 36 days (not that I’m counting) and I think […]

Learning to Stop the Clock With a Weekend Away

This weekend I did something I haven’t done in a really long time – years in fact. I hopped on a plane alone and spent the weekend away from my children and my husband just to get away (yes, you can judge me but I know it’s just the jealousy talking). The truth is I […]

My Perfectly Imperfect Weekend Adventures

Memorial Day weekend is one of my favorite weekends all year. It is the weekend my husband and I were married seven years ago. It is also the start of the summer, which is my favorite season. I love that the pool is open and I can count down with the children to the last […]

Don’t Let Your Child’s Goodbye Drama Ruin Your Day

Nothing can ruin a morning commute like a tearful and torturous goodbye with your child. Of course the question is, who is really more tortured, the parent or child? I am willing to bet that Mommy or Daddy is the one holding on to the emotions resulting from a terrible goodbye. In my experience, the […]

Stop and Smell The Baby Breath Before It’s Too Late

Today I woke up with a surprise jolt. It wasn’t the alarm clock, a crying baby, the dripping faucet that is driving me crazy, or a kick to the ribs from AD (who squeezed his way into the bed yet again). It was the realization that my little N turns one in exactly 7 days. […]