Liberty through Laughter

A woman's adventure through motherhood and the Midwest
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Liberty through Laughter...My Journey

When I turned 38, I’d officially been a mom longer in my life than I hadn’t. That was a weird realization – that the majority of my life, I’d been thinking about at least one other human in a vulnerable/inexplicable way that made me feel both complete and incompetent.

In this vein of humility, lie stories of humor and humanity that needed a platform to reside. So in 2015 I began this little blog and started writing about the defenseless side of parenting – especially in regard to being a single mom…Read More

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Featured Articles

How We Learned to See My Son’s Tourette Syndrome as a Blessing
To the Mom/Dad of the Child with Tourette Syndrome
Brian Reed Is The Best Thing About S-Town
The Circle”…Underrated.
Mamas, This Is For When It’s Time To Let Them Fly

“What is it about seeing a person’s breath outside in the cold? A subtle but tangible reminder that there’s warmth inside of us spilling into the world.”

Courtney Norris

Memoirs

“More of this, less of that” – Spring 2020

“More of this, less of that” – Spring 2020

You are on a plane and you’re just sitting. The plane is not running, it’s getting hotter. It is crammed with people, and you are not supposed to get up. The air feels heavy and close, your heart races. These are moments when I go into panic. Strangely, sometimes all...

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Today, I Celebrate!

Today, I Celebrate!

It’s been one year since I’ve sipped the thing that crept up on me in a not-awesome way. Or maybe it was great fun for a minute but toward the end always ended up being very not great. Somewhere along the line, I’d lost sight of how intertwined it had become with my...

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Memorial Day Weekend 2019, Washington D.C.

Memorial Day Weekend 2019, Washington D.C.

Memorial Day weekend this year was extremely dichotomous. The pain of separation from my family and the freedom to visit our nation’s capital for the first time in my life. The gratitude to be alive in the land of the free and walk the Vietnam Memorial and the aching...

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If I Could’ve had a Chat with my 22YO Self…

If I Could’ve had a Chat with my 22YO Self…

I wouldn't have listened, but then again I probably wouldn't know these things today if I had: Having adult children is way harder than having babies. Way. Booze is overrated. Sleep is not overrated. Don't be the person who is "just trying to help" and not only isn't,...

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