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There's Love in This Dance
Dance / Music Kids↹Festival

There’s Love in This Dance

On a given weekday, I deploy from bed once my gentle alarm app ignites the flashlight feature on my cell phone, activating something like a bat signal on my ceiling in an otherwise pitch-dark room. The chirping birds that are integrated into the alarm cue their wicked levels of perpetual happiness louder and louder. Because the closest outlet is beside my bookshelf two feet…

February 14, 2018
Momma's Gotta Dream
Mommy↹Society

Momma’s Gotta Dream

About six years ago, I began regularly dreaming about “school.” These dreams were not ordinary. Primarily, the consistency of vividness and the frequency of occurrence were obvious, meaningful, audacious.   Sporting a terribly imaginative brain, I engaged all of my senses in the illusions that played sometimes twice a…

February 7, 2018
A Very Mea Christmas
Mommy↹Society

A Very Mea Christmas

As a child, Christmastime was always a huge deal in our home. For starters, my mother has a fabulously festive personality; she is easily excitable and wears a naturally giving aura, which makes for quite the holiday spirit when the time comes. I am…

December 24, 2017
Santa in the House
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

Santa in the House

This year, as last year, Santa Claus is a fun theory in our house, someone to mention in passing conversation, a symbol of something that mommy references to restore some better behavior. Jrue, only four, and Jai, still just a baby, do not yet recognize…

December 3, 2017
Earth to Future Mom Me
Mommy↹Society

Earth to Future Mom Me

It has been 1600+ days since the birth of my son, Jrue, signaling the official propelled junction of the motherhood journey for me. 4 years, 4 months, and 30 days ago, I spent almost 9 hours actively pursuing the birth of my son. I…

November 6, 2017
The Value of an Unlikely Partnership
Mommy↹Society

The Value of an Unlikely Partnership

I want to give it all up sometimes.   This grip, this irreversible clamp, is super-tight, cutting my circulation occasionally and making me wince and shake. I cannot move anywhere but forward through a darkness I hadn’t completely planned for, a quilted covering that I can…

September 25, 2017
Olympic-Sized Sleeplessness
Kids↹Sports

Olympic-Sized Sleeplessness

I uncovered several articles and social media status updates recently regarding women and our sleep tendencies post-baby. Beyond the overall sleep deprivation that haunts most mothers, we still often make a sport, as a society, of frowning upon adequate sleep, as if we are so incredibly…

September 20, 2017
We Dance On Most Days
Dance / Music Kids↹Festival

We Dance On Most Days

This is not a hyperbole. It may be assumed that I am exaggerating because I am an imaginative writer, able to hopelessly wander into idyllic fancies on a whim. In the utmost spirit of assurance, I utter these words with the finest intent to…

September 13, 2017
3 Ways My Preschooler Benefits from Mommy's Liberal Arts Degrees
Mommy↹Society

3 Ways My Preschooler Benefits from Mommy’s Liberal Arts Degrees

My bachelor’s degree earned 11 years ago is on display at my parents’ home, nearly always dust-free. The Bachelor of Arts in English was a real result of their faith. Advisors during my first semester in college counseled me to declare a major I was comfortable in and not one to attempt a “leg-up” in…

August 15, 2017
"Mom Brain": A Mom's Perspective
Mommy↹Society

“Mom Brain”: A Mom’s Perspective

“Mommy brain,” “momnesia,” “preg head,” “baby brain,” or “mom brain drain” is as indigenous an indicator of modern motherhood as “caffeine fix” and “mom-shaming.” However, I cannot help but wonder if “mom brain” derives as a product of societal engagement and from the expectations dumped onto mothers, or persists in something deeper, perhaps innate,…

July 25, 2017