Why Moms Need Countdowns, Too.

Before my children even knew the concept of time, I always gave them a countdown as we transitioned from one thing to another. Whether we were leaving the playground or it was almost nap time, they got the warnings. Only five more minutes. Three more minutes. Just one more minute. Especially when they were little,… Read more »

How To Know If You’re On The Right Path

The theme for the month here at The freeMom Files is Transitions. We chose it in part because of the shift from summer to the start of the school year. What I didn’t realize when we picked it months ago was that it would also be such a huge transition for me. This month marks the last month before… Read more »

6 Reasons Moms Should Shower Every Day

Taking showers while mothering is important for LOTS of reasons. For example, you don’t want to stink. But here are six other AMAZING reasons moms should shower everyday: 1. No one can touch you.  They can press their tiny little palms and faces up to the glass. They can read their books on the bathmat… Read more »

What Do You Long to Do?

When I was about 14 years old, I wrote a goals list on an old type-writer I found in the basement of our  house. The first item?  Have my first best-selling novel by the time I’m 21. Notice I said “first.” That is some serious aspiration. That teenage me had gumption. Her first thought was “why not?” In the… Read more »

A Letter from My Pre-Baby Self

Dear Me, I’ve been watching you love our babies for a while now and I finally decided to write you this letter. I wanted to tell you how proud I am of you. I know I don’t say that much. It’s hard for me to find the words sometimes. But I am. I look at… Read more »