Tag: parenting

A Poem to My Kindergartener on His First Day

Happy first day of kinder, my how you’ve grown. It feels like just yesterday, my belly was your home. When you first started preschool, I couldn’t believe it was time, Our new routine went from two half days to three, then, overnight,… Read More

Mom Shaming

Let’s talk mom-shaming and all the totally effed up things we say to eachother, ourselves, or overhear… • • • Photo by Ashley Gardner Photography • • • Must be nice to be a stay-at-home-mom; try having a ‘real’ job Oh, you… Read More

Dear Single Mama…

Dear Single Mama, I see you doing everything – literally everything – with all your heart and all your will… Photo by Erica of EBC Photos Nursing all night or warming up bottles. Doing each diaper change, outfit swap, kitchen cleaning, toilet scrubbing, meal prepping… Read More

Living the Simple Life: I Already Have My “Epic Adventure” Right Here at Home

Photo by Bubba Durket The more I’m surrounded by today’s hustle and bustle and modern day living where every 30-something neeeeds an “epic Bali adventure”, a “sickkkk vacation to Europe”, or constant nights out, I find myself asking repeatedly, “What if I’m okay with living the simple… Read More

Gratitude to YOU, my Readers, AND the HUFFINGTON POST FEATURE

When I first started Seashells & Sit Ups, I thought no one would read my blog, no one would follow me on Instagram (and I kept it all super secret so they couldn’t; it was like my second life I did for me… Read More