Annual State of the Harrison Address

It’s that time of year again! The time of year where I hijack the WMC website and use it as my own little mommy blog. #Freeloading #WhyUseABabyBook And show off my boobs. I do that, too. On the 26th of … Continue reading

Family Tradition: Coming to Terms With Depression

I was about 9 years old the first time depression reared its ugly head. I didn’t know it at the time, of course. My little child’s mind had no comprehension of what depression was. I don’t think I’d ever even heard the … Continue reading

The Evidence-Based Parenting Toolbox, aka: How Not To Lose Your Sh*t With Your Kids

Let’s start by talking about the broken neon sign that I discovered last night as I was ushering my kids into bed in anticipation of solitude and wine. This particular neon sign was given to me and my husband when … Continue reading

The Season of Now

Single. When are you gonna start dating? Dating. When are you gonna get married? Married. When are you gonna get pregnant? Pregnant. When are you gonna have the baby? Baby. When are you gonna…. It never stops. Our entire culture … Continue reading

WMC’s Nurture & Nourish Retreat

Nourish, verb 1. to sustain with food or nutriment; supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth. 2. to cherish, foster, keep alive, etc. 3. to strengthen, build up, or promote Nurture, verb 1. to feed and protect … Continue reading

Mommy Time-Outs: What They Are & Why You Need One

We’re all adults here, so I feel like I can be real with you. Super real. Like, Mr. Rogers-changing-out-of-his-outside-shoes real. Adulting is hard. Super hard. And being a mom is also hard. Rewarding, fulfilling, magical, yada yada, but hard. Anyone … Continue reading

IS a Healthy Baby All That Matters?

“Wow, that sounds like such a scary experience. At least you got a healthy baby out of it, though. That’s really all that matters.” We’ve all heard that phrase thrown around over and over. It generally follows the news that … Continue reading

The Day I Fell in Love With My Daughter

“Has she gone through the terrible twos?” “Just wait until she’s a teenager.” “Pre-teendom is the pits, man.” My daughter is almost 4. I was pretty sure tantrums and emotional outbursts were going to begin at 2 and end at … Continue reading

Stop the Mama-Shaming Madness!

I’m a member of a Facebook mom’s group that’s based in another city. Part of their mission statement is that their intent is to be a “safe place” for discussion about pregnancy and birth. Just this past week I witnessed … Continue reading

Nursing a Baby With a Little Something Extra

  Our journey started October 9, 2014. I gave birth by C-section to a little boy named Anthony Joseph (AJ). AJ was born with a little something extra- he was born with Down Syndrome. AJ has a big sister, Bella (with no … Continue reading