Some weeks are hard. Really hard. You probably know what I mean. The kind of hard that might find you crying in the shower (or at the dinner table), feeling like screaming (or actually yelling at your kids), and functioning on auto-pilot (or wandering through your days in a fog)…


Dear Friends and Family,

2020 has definitely been an eventful year for the Ward family (and every other person on the planet as well).

Here are some of our illustrious highlights:

  • All that we had to say good-bye to this year: our loyal mini-van, two chickens, a washing machine, a…

As my child’s screams echo throughout the store I’m feeling rather embarrassed. No. Make that mortified. People are looking; staring even. My child is not a toddler. She’s “big enough to know better”.

I’m a very quiet person and this is not how I wanted to spend my afternoon. A…


There are heroes among us. These are not your typical heroes, but rather people who are doing heroic things they never imagined doing. …


Let’s be real for a moment.

Life is messy and complicated and we’re all just doing our best. Especially right now.

Everyday life has fundamentally changed and no one holds the answer to when things might be back to “normal”.

Despite being in the throes of history, my social media…


This past weekend my family held a chicken funeral. Yes, you read that correctly. You see, our chickens, in addition to providing us with the freshest eggs around, are a part of our family. My kids see them as pets and they have thoughtfully named each one. This particular bird…


Recently we’ve been all about Legos. My five-year-old has “discovered” our big green bin of mismatched Lego pieces thrown together over the years by her older sisters and even includes some of her father’s old Legos from his childhood.

Five is such a magical age. She’s learning so much and…


I’ve been weeding.

Removing the plants that I don’t want to thrive. Making room for growth and new plants. Sometimes the weeds are pretty and can even seem magical to my kids; making wishes and crowns. Weeds easily take over everything if ignored and can choke out the plants I…


Winter is upon us. This week we experienced our first snowfall of many yet to come. It’s almost mid-November and the cold temperatures are just now settling in as we’ve had an unseasonably warm fall. Somehow that makes it even harder to manage even though we all knew it was…


Something happened a few weeks ago. Something painful and amazing all at the same time. My 10-year-old, who so often struggles to fit in, decided instead to stand out. She walked right up to the front of the stage at her chorus concert and sang the most beautiful solo. Stick…

Serena Ward

Mama to three beautiful girls who struggle with their mental health. Believer in the goodness of humanity. Champion of hope. Visit: NoNeedToExplainPodcast.com

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