Author Archive | Samantha

Clean House, Good Mom?

Are We Good Moms if Our Home is Clean?

Over the years, I’ve signs posted in homes on social media and IRL. They say things like, “Please Excuse The Mess, We Live Here.” And before I was a mom, I really appreciated it! I thought, wow, what a good reminder. Because little kids are messy and we should embrace the mess by playing with […]

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When Baby Boy Transformed into Middle Child

For a while, we were so happy with our family dynamic. We had two boys, Eldest Boy and Baby Boy. To us, it was perfect. Nothing is better than brothers! Then one day, shortly before our Baby Boy turned three, we decided that we were wrong. We could see more babies in our future. And […]

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The Mom-Shame and Our Lack of Joy

I’m not sure if I was just clueless when I had my first baby or maybe it just wasn’t a thing yet, but in 2010, I didn’t feel the weight of the internet on my shoulders. In 2010, announcing a baby’s due date wasn’t followed by a string of questioning about personal family decisions. I […]

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