Word Vomit

Breanna Leslie
Bit of this, bit of that, the chaotic spewing of thoughts and reactions to motherhood, politics, and writing in general.
Created 14 Apr 2021
  • Chapter 3
    03 Nov 2021 • 19 min read
    Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 12 Weeks Mom was sitting in her favorite chair, smoking one of her Virginia Slims, when I walked into her living room. I slumped into the 1990s floral couch, casting my e...
  • Litter shaming
    29 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    I have three kids—just three. It’s not a huge number and, in fact, if you saw three apples laying on a counter, you’d only call it a “few.” Yet, when we go into public, whether it’s a restaurant or st...
  • Chapter 2
    26 Oct 2021 • 23 min read
    Chapter 2 “Come on, spit it out. What did she say?” Jamie Bombarded me when I strode through the door and shook me by the arms in anticipation. For weeks, I’d been dreading the meeting I just had with...
  • Chapter 1
    20 Oct 2021 • 11 min read
    Chapter 1 Wilting roses dropped creamy pink petals on the dining room table. The house was heavy with the scent of the flowers and it mixed with the lingering smell of my mother’s friends and caretake...
  • You won’t be able to participate in society
    19 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    As the deadline for vaccine mandates looms, we’re seeing industries stutter to a stop with some crashing like a derailed freight train. Employees are digging their heels in the sand, unwilling to bow ...
  • Horrifically wonderful
    16 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    I’ve always been a little “off.” When I was younger (I’m talking age 3 or 4), my favorite movie was that hokey Leprechaun flick, you know, the scary one where the slimy little leprechaun runs around a...
  • But what about socialization?
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    My husband’s coworker commented on homeschool being “bad for kids” because of their lack of socialization. Keep in mind, this man has no kids. Still, that’s an argument I heard often before I took the...
  • What do I think about the FAA/Southwest fiasco?
    11 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    In case you’ve been living under a rock, Southwest Airlines, Delta, and American Airlines have canceled around 2,000 flights. It stems from what Southwest labeled “ATC issues and disruptive weather.” ...
  • Robbed by Feminism
    08 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Motherhood has been weighing heavy on my soul lately. The unspoken work is taxing, to say the least, and as women, many of us do it without much recognition or appreciation. But that’s not to say we’r...
  • Gettin’ the Hell Outa Dodge
    29 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Have you ever had one of those moments where life feels like it zeros in on you like a Jim scene from The Office? That’s exactly how it felt one day while listening to a podcast detail the Seven Stage...
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