Author Archive | Myndee

compassion

Choosing Compassion Over Judgement

Oh man. You did it this time. You fumbled. You did something that you know the other parents would surely judge you for. Maybe your child ate a tube of toothpaste. Maybe you meant to change their diaper but it slipped your mind, then later you find poop dried to their reddening bottom. Maybe you […]

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unsolicited advice

Unsolicited Advice for New Moms

When I was pregnant, I was subject to tons of unsolicited advice from well-meaning friends, family and even strangers. Usually, I had no intention of following the advice, as I knew I would find my footing as a mother. I knew, above all else, I was the one who had to live with my kids […]

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scared to get vasectomy

Just Get the Vasectomy

This post is inspired by all the women who lament that their husband refuses to get a vasectomy. Dear Men, I understand your manhood is important to you. Your testicles are basically an inside organ living on the outside of your body. I know you feel pain for days just thinking about the last time […]

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saints 2019 playoffs

There’s Always Next Year

The silence in the room was deafening. The defeat was palpable. The goodbyes were swift and unenthusiastic. No post victory celebrations were to be had. I wanted to say something to everyone as we made the slow march toward the car, our heads down, avoiding eye contact, just like everyone else. I don’t think anyone […]

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you got this

Hang in There, Mama; You Got This

To the pregnant mom, Everything is uncomfortable. Your husband or employer or both are on your last nerve. If you have a child or children already, you are extra done. You’re peeing every five seconds, crying at the drop of a hat, and your house is never clean enough. As the baby grows and stretches […]

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be fearless

I Can’t Be Fearless

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. –Author Unknown When I first read the above quote, it really resonated with me. I am finally starting to go after the things I want out of life. And I want to be fearless as I chase my dreams. The longer I stared […]

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digital konmari

KonMari Your Digital Life

I have not yet read the book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, but I have read just about every blog post written on the subject. I struggle with the concept of “if it doesn’t bring you joy, get rid of it” in my day to day. If I were to follow this method […]

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Highlight Reel Talk

My highlight reel is real. It’s just … highlights. I don’t sportsball, so correct me if I’m wrong, but when the ESPN announcer features the highlights of a sporting event, she or he shows the important parts. Some good. Some bad. All significant to the outcome of the game. Social media is a highlight reel. […]

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parenting: does it get better

It Got Better :: Life in the Sweet Spot

Does it really get better? I used to wonder if things would ever get better while I was knee deep in all that comes with raising three kids, three and under. The tl;dr version: yes it does. As my kids, now nine, seven and six, scamper off to play overpriced video games, I look around […]

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fear

This Shouldn’t Be Our Fear

As mothers, we have a lot to fear when it comes to our children’s safety. Electrical outlets, grapes, busy intersections, peanuts, the flu, I could go on and on. Some fears are more reasonable than others, and some fears only affect a portion of us. But we fear the 6 million ways our kids could […]

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