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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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 Fake Palm Tree from Walmart

The Fake Palm Tree from Walmart

Order fake Areca Palm tree for living room since I keep killing real ones. Find one for $163 on Walmart.com. Website says can return to local store if needed. Sweet. It comes, and Scott and Mom and Andrew all make fun of it. I try to give it a chance but know deep in...

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To the Mom/Dad of the Kid who has Tourette’s

To the Mom/Dad of the Kid who has Tourette’s

He was eleven. Finally sitting in the front seat with me. It had been just the two of us for ten out of eleven of those years. I married Scott the year prior, Andrew moved schools, and we lived in a new home; left our cozy/humble 800 square foot apartment on Watch...

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Whole30? Life-changing? Really?

Whole30? Life-changing? Really?

caption: yes, the pic on left is cuter due to my girls.   I thought it was a fad. It's not. It's the perfect clean slate. It's the only thing that saved me from a year of discouragement and beating self up. It, almost instantly, set me free from the stress of...

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a naked, heavy heart

a naked, heavy heart

Heavy heart. November 2015. Monday mornings. France. Syria. Helpless. Isis. Stay home mom. Three years. Don't read enough. Don't have time to read. Profile pictures to flags. Controversy on profile pictures to flags. Political debates. Comedic. Terrifying. Dichotomy...

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