10 Ways a Dog Absolutely Prepares You for Kids

Let me start by saying I don’t know much about dogs. I didn’t grow up with a furry best friend, I don’t know how to be a pack leader, and I never understood “dog people” who treated their fur babies like real babies. That was, until about four months ago when a Maltese named Vito […]

My Dog Filled the Baby Void

Not long ago, I wrote that my heart will never be done having babies because the truth is, with every inch grown and skill mastered that brings my kids one step closer to independence, I ache a little. Or actually, a lot. I suppose it’s to be expected. Motherhood is, after all, a front-loaded gig. From the […]

I’m the Mom Who Stole Christmas

My kids want a dog for Christmas and I don’t. Click here to read all about the internal battle inside my head.