Tag Archive for #momblog

My Big Wish for Mother’s Day

Dear Evangeline,   On Sunday, we will celebrate motherhood. And the truth is, I’m just a novice. When I look back on your first year of life, I fondly remember your first smile, your first roll, and your first steps. But, mostly, I remember feeling inadequate. Depressed. Exhausted. Lonely and sick. Anxious, even. And I often wonder, still, how I… Read more →

I Decided to Not Kill Your Daddy

Dear Evangeline, It was just about three years ago that the thoughts began to swirl around my head. It was about the same point in time that I became cognizant of my own clinical depression; lucky for daddy, I’d say, because without some self-awareness I’m sure things would not have ended pretty. You see, Evangeline, I still can’t pinpoint exactly… Read more →

Mommy’s Tinder Account

Dear Evangeline, When I was 16 years old, some old man told me, “live it up, kid. Because it’s all downhill from here.” And I have good reasons to believe he wasn’t alluding to the fact that I had no mortgage to pay, children to take care of, or taxes to tally. He was referring to the imminent downward spiral of my… Read more →

(Not Your Typical) First Day of Preschool

Dear Evangeline, As the epic, cliched version of the story goes, today I was first supposed to take a picture of you smiling with your absurdly cute backpack on by our front door. Ideally, you’d be holding some version of sign reading, “my first day of preschool!” I think next I am supposed to put you in the car, drive you… Read more →

The $4.49/year Blogging Slave

Dear Evangeline, I have some really great news. Mommy’s blog netted the family an extra $4.49 in 2014- almost enough to buy a cup of #joe at school to get her through her 7pm Chemistry class. I have even better news for you, too, darling. Mommy is going to start writing a lot more because she is an utterly unreformed… Read more →

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