Love, Hope, & Coffee

Caffeinated musings on motherhood & life

Category: Writing

On Trophies and Other External Rewards

There’s something about car rides that always prompts my kids to share freely what’s on their minds. Driving my youngest daughter to gymnastics one evening, … Read More

Parenting in an Always-On Digital Age

If you’re a parent, chances are you’ve heard about this article by Christie Tate, which appeared last week in the On Parenting section of the … Read More

Why I Write

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

In The Greatest Showman, there’s a scene in which famed circus … 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 … Read More

Embracing Non-Productivity

Summer is almost here, and like many parents, I’m scrambling to squeeze as many productive hours into each day as possible before school ends.

Last … Read More