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

The Hallway is a little Dark

The Hallway is a little Dark

There have been times in my life when I was wrought with fear because I truly didn’t know the answer. What was right; the truth! Maybe it was a relationship where I wasn’t sure. I became weary of people saying “you’ll just know.” I used to think “maybe You just knew....

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My Ugly Beautiful Feet

My Ugly Beautiful Feet

My feet are not deformed, but they’re weird. They’re definitely not pretty. I have bunions and then my middle toe kind of curls under. Bunions - even the word itself sounds ugly. A friend of mine once asked while laying out... “what happened to your middle toe? Is it...

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…On our 10 Year Anniversary

…On our 10 Year Anniversary

I love him so much.  He has been this person in my life where all the things I wanted in a relationship (or thought I wanted) were dissolved and a new thing came about and started growing - one that I didn't know I wanted; one that I didn't know existed or was...

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Celebrating Sisterhood

Celebrating Sisterhood

It was end of winter at the park. I saw three women walking - heads down, hands in pockets of their jackets. They were walking briskly. I passed them a couple of times. They were good friends, that much I could tell. It was plainly clear that one of them was...

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‘Peacing out’ for a Spell

‘Peacing out’ for a Spell

It's not that I don't enjoy a light/easy girls' night out with friends - ones I hope to get closer with down the line, ones I've not seen in awhile that I genuinely miss.  It's not that. It's that I'm ugly-tired and time alone is really scarce, and I don't even bounce...

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