Maudry Porter

With five kids phone conversations are not easy. In fact, they’re almost impossible. Someone is always screaming in the background. Everyone is suddenly starving and needs a snack RIGHT. NOW. Over the years I’ve learned to postpone important conversations and reserve them for car rides (when all of the kids are strapped in and, thanks… Continue reading Maudry Porter

Real Talk

The EASY Way for Busy Moms to Lose Weight

Ok, pull up a chair because it's confession time. I do this stupid thing when I'm trying to lose weight (or make better food choices): I self sabotage and instead of eating better I obsess about food and then binge. Do you ever do this? Nighttime comes and I am starving and dreaming about chocolate… Continue reading The EASY Way for Busy Moms to Lose Weight


God Is Happy That I Suck!

I got some really crappy advice from a priest recently. Well, actually, let's back up. So, I had this little breakdown a few months ago (as I so frequently do) when I realized EVERY SINGLE ONE of my prayers (at their very core) could be boiled down to the same sentence: “Hey, God, I SUCK;… Continue reading God Is Happy That I Suck!

Pregnancy, Real Talk

The Polite Lie That’s Holding You Back

"I'm pretty terrible. How are you?" That's been my response every time someone asks me how I'm doing for the past month. God bless people, you guys. They always ask you how you are when you're pregnant. (Especially if they've been pregnant before.) I know most people are under the impression you're supposed to answer… Continue reading The Polite Lie That’s Holding You Back

Faith, Pregnancy, Real Talk

I’m Pregnant (And I Don’t Want to Be)

Edit: I have a tendency, when some small inconvenience happens in my life, to act like it is the worst thing that has ever happened to anyone—-EVER. I pout and whine and complain about it. I'm extremely introspective (so much so that it can -and often does- become sinful navel-gazing). Even with the knowledge that… Continue reading I’m Pregnant (And I Don’t Want to Be)