Love, Hope, & Coffee

Caffeinated musings on motherhood & life

A No-Nonsense Approach to Morning Crankiness

If you feel groggy and irritable first thing in the morning, there’s a scientific reason why.… Read More

Little Panic: What I Learned From One Author’s Childhood Anxiety

As a person who has anxiety, I eagerly dived into Amanda Stern’s new book, Little Panic: Dispatches From An Anxious Life.Read More

Why I Write

I’m going to start this post with a movie reference, but hear me out.… Read More

Savoring Summer

This week, as the kids received long-awaited classroom assignments and bus drivers practiced their routes through our neighborhood, all I could think was: Hold on a minute, wasn’t summer just getting started? Read More

Dear Kids: Please Go Play So I Can Blog About You

“Okay kids, Mama needs some quiet time to write. Please go play so I can work on this blog post about motherhood.”

The irony of this statement has always bothered me.… Read More

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