But every December I can still look over what I've written and say, "Aha! Evidence that I did, in fact, do something over the last 365 days!" These are my 16 favorite pieces of writing from 2016... is your favorite one here?
April 13, 2016
Sure, you can't see the because of all the scattered toys and there's a pair of preschooler-sized underwear of questionable cleanliness in the corner, but I have two words for you: So. What.
February 8, 2016
A sarcastic look at what to do when trapped at home with a houseful of stir-crazy kids. (Spoiler alert: Contains no useful information.)
November 16, 2016
Your bathroom used to be the most boring room of the house. Then you had kids, and now you never know what you're going to find in there...
June 20, 2016
Sometimes you've just got to laugh, especially if the last 13 years of your marriage have been filled with moments like these.
October 31, 2016
I thought the best way to keep my kids safe was to make my house into the cool house where they always wanted to hang out with their friends. I was wrong.
October 19, 2016
Charity and Grace are nice, but let's do ourselves a favor and call a spade a spade, okay?
August 1, 2016
Summertime means outdoor fun, but unfortunately for the parents it also means more trips to the Port-a-Potty with your preschooler than you'd like to make in a lifetime.
September 19, 2016
Motherhood comes with messy buns, a gigantic purse filled with Cheerio dust, and these 19 hilarious truths that literally all moms know.
August 3, 2016
Sometimes, we don't have it all together. It's okay, Mama.
August 25, 2016
Around Baby #4, a switch flips: you are now an expert at parenting babies, and everything changes.
August 22, 2016
As a mom, you find things coming out of your mouth that you never dreamed would be necessary to say out loud.
June 1, 2016
From the moment my fifth child was born via C-section due to placenta previa, I knew that if we had a sixth child I wanted to try for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean.) Here's what happened.
April 27, 2016
Is it possible for kids to read too much? If you have a bookworm kid, you know that the struggle is real!
April 20, 2016
Goodfellas. The Godfather. The Sopranos. Believe it or not, their family business is a lot more like ours than you'd think.
March 23, 2016
Ever see those perfect baby photos in magazines and wonder what they're missing? Their hilarious captions, of course.
February 22, 2016
Here's how you can find peace when it feels like you don't have any, from a Mormon who admittedly doesn't have all the answers.
Enjoy, share, and comment on your favorites! And tell me, what's YOUR "un-doable?"