Mama Hopie’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays When You’ve All But Lost Your Mind

By Hopie, Mom of Three Hey mama. I see you over there looking stressed, tracking your Amazon deliveries, baking like a maniac, trying to really get into the spirit of the season this year. And I see your kids with those relentlessly runny noses getting more and more wound up as the holidays approach. I … Continue reading Mama Hopie’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays When You’ve All But Lost Your Mind

‘All Lives Matter’ and Other Things I Will Not Teach My Children

A note from the Editor: The thing that I love about The Mommicles is that we do not shy away from talking about difficult topics.  Parenthood is not all Instagram-worthy photoshoots of smiling, continuously happy children.  It's difficult.  And messy.  Throughout the month of November, I have asked various Mommicles contributors to talk about how … Continue reading ‘All Lives Matter’ and Other Things I Will Not Teach My Children

The Art of Letting Go

By Hopie, The Mom of Three I used to hide behind my mom and cling to her legs long after it was developmentally appropriate. Always shy, always lacking in confidence, I didn’t know how to let go, nor did I want to. Fast forward 30 years and my oldest is leaving me in her dust. … Continue reading The Art of Letting Go