Passion Meets Practicality

A few weeks ago, I was running while listening to my all-time favorite podcast, Big Magic with Elizabeth Gilbert. (Side note: I just discovered podcasts and am obsessed.) (Side note #2: I just discovered Elizabeth Gilbert and am obsessed.) (Side note #3: If you’re also obsessed with Elizabeth Gilbert and Big Magic, you need to […]

7 Stay-at-Home Mom Stereotypes That Really Aren’t True

I will be the first to admit that a lot of stereotypes about moms, and stay-at-home moms in general, are 100% absolutely true. Stereotypes evolve for a reason. But some of them? Just aren’t true, like a few of these common misconceptions about us stay-at-home mom types I am just a teensy bit tired of hearing: 1. […]

Life, Lately

It’s been a while since I’ve been in this space, but I’m feeling the need to just, well, vent today.  Something is going on with me and I can’t even put my finger on it, but I’m basically having some kind of breakdown. I don’t know if it’s just plain old PMS or something hormonal […]

12 Things All Moms Should Stop Caring About

I admit that I’m a naturally curious person. I genuinely do wonder how other mothers live their lives and “do it all” with various situations, different amount of kiddos, and diverse strengths and weaknesses. I think it’s encouraging to hear the struggles and triumphs of mothers and the common bonds we all share. But all […]

The Line No Mother Wants To Cross

“Aren’t we so incredibly lucky we don’t have any kids with allergies or any problems like that?” I said to my husband last week. I try not to buy into any of that “power of positive thinking” stuff even though I admit, every time I think the word “cancer” or “tumor” I panic a little, […]

Review My New Book For Free!

I am so excited to unveil my newest book, The Moments That Made You A Mother.  (And how gorgeous is my cousin of j&j brusie photography on the cover??) My latest ebook features eleven short essays that take you on a journey of motherhood–from laughing at those times we have looked at our bed with the […]

Partner With Tiny Blue Lines!

I’m now accepting partners for my affiliate programs!  What is an affiliate program, you ask? Well, I’m actually new to it too, but it’s pretty cool. I sell a few products, like my books and writing courses and if you’re willing to help me publicize those products on your own sites, blogs, or other accounts, […]

What I’m NOT Going to Miss About These Days

In the grocery store. In church. At each and every family function. You hear the same thing: “Ooooh you’re going to miss these days! They go by so fast!” Today, I have one thing to say to all those smarmy sentiments that simultaneously make me want to cry and smack someone in the face: Bullcrap. […]

How To Make REAL Money From Your Blog

Disclaimer: Paula sent me this book for f-reeee and I signed up to be an affiliate of this book, meaning I get a piece of the pie if you decide to purchase her book through the link I provided, wooho!  A lot of people ask me for advice on how to start a blog and […]

Your Lines: Being The Best Mom I Can Be

Your Lines is a series that chronicles YOUR stories seeing those first two lines that marked the beginning of your motherhood. If you want to share your own story of unplanned pregnancy or young motherhood, please email me at   A week after I turned 22 my parents came to visit me for what […]