Samm D. is an ex-lawyer and mom of four who swears a lot.
Man, I’m Going To Miss Age 4
This stage is just magic.
Every Year, The Transition Between School And Summer Screws Me Up
Sure, I adjust eventually — but then it’s already time to worry about back-to-school.
It Guts Me Every Time I Go Through My Kid's Clothes
My kids will never wear those donut pajamas again, and I am filled with sadness.
My Oldest And Youngest Are Soulmates
The age gap allows for the perfect mix of responsibility, love, and friendship.
It’s So Tricky When You’re Friends — But Your Kids Aren’t
I’ve seen friendships sour over disagreement between the kids, and I don’t want that to happen.
Well, We’ve Entered The Fortnite Era At My House
Am I really OK with all this?
I’m So Sick Of Overthinking Texts Messages — And Everything Else
I spend too much time trapped in thought patterns about what other people think of me.
That Time My Five-Year-Old Pooped In The Pool At A Party
I never saw this one coming.
Leave Me Out Of The Girl Group Hang, Thanks
I don’t need a crew or a squad, and I’m A-OK with that.
Dear Hubby, I Know I Complain A Lot But I Still Love You
I see that you are exhaustedly giving your entire self to our family too.
I Don’t Want To Share My Boys With Anybody
I want to keep my people under my wing, free from outside noise or influence.
No, I Don't Want Photo "Memories" Thrown At Me From My Phone
With each photo, I experience a physical reaction.
None Of My Kids Have Any Chill
Everything we do is loud and messy and I’m tired.
Boy I Wish People Had Told Me The Truth About A Fourth Kid
Four is not the same as three.
‘What’s The Worst That Could Happen?’ Used To Help My Anxiety. Not Anymore.
I use to coach myself through big and small life events with this simple phrase.
I Would Be Lost Without My Mom Bestie
She is there through all the big life-altering events with understanding.
I’m Sorry, But Your 8-Year-Old Kid Isn't Going Pro
Reality check: the point is for the kids to have fun.
I Can’t Let The House Get Messy Because Of My Anxiety
I am constantly worried that I am forgetting something, and compelled to check task-boxes off my list to give me a sense of control.
My Teen Mom Is Now My Best Friend
There is something about growing up and learning together that creates a bond like no other.
16 Month Olds Are My Kryptonite
I mean it as no offense to her — it’s me. It’s just not my jam.