I’m so sorry to the dads out there. I have talked about “mom guilt” and how palpable it is when we do certain things. Dropping the kids at daycare even when we have a day off. Spending time on my cell phone, scrolling Facebook and Instagram to catch up on the day’s news. But I … More Dad guilt is a thing, too.
So this is more of a question for the men. What the EFF do you DO in the bathroom??? It’s been a bone of contention between my husband and I for as long as I can remember. He tells me he has to use the bathroom. He usually goes in there with his phone. I don’t … More What do they actually DO in there?
Thanks, Hallmark, for making a bigger deal out of every little holiday. It’s a minefield to be a parent these days, because if you forget to leave something that the leprechaun would have left, you are screwed. Your kids know, they remember, and remind you incessantly. Awesome. So when did this all happen? Was it … More When did the small holidays become the big ones?
I am 37 years old. Wayyyyy out of middle school. Far away from the cliques that plagued me, that left terrible notes in my locker, that ousted me from their groups. I overcame all of that, and I now have 3 kids, a loving husband, and a good job, as well as free time to … More Okay, moms, let’s be real.
It’s been ten years. Yes, I am proud of how far we’ve come, but I’m also frightened. There is so much that has changed that I never knew it would, or could, for both positive and negative. We are an amazing parental unit. We support each other, in discipline and otherwise, and we are usually … More What happened to the marriage I thought I’d have
Seriously, why do we? No matter what it is, we always look back and think, what could have I done differently to prevent this? And 99.9% of the time, it’s nowhere near our fault. Looking back to an earlier post (Your cheatin’ heart), I mean related to this. Currently, I am with the close friend … More Why do we always blame ourselves?
As I sit in the airport, two hours early for my flight, I sit and drink a glass of wine. And while I sit, I have time to think. What’s that, you say? I haven’t the faintest idea. In our world nowadays, we are moving faster than we can think. There is more demands on … More What did I do with all my free time before kids?
I saw you, as you struggling to pay for your items or deal with your returns at the cashier and keep your child in the stroller happy. I saw you, as you tried paying attention to both the employee and your daughter, as she screamed and screamed (your daughter, not the cashier). I watched for … More To the mom in line at L.L. Bean, I see you.
Every now and again, there is something that makes you happy, makes you smile. You try to make those moments last forever. Many times, I find myself just looking wistfully at my kids, until they snap me out of it with a cute smile and a “what, momma?” It makes you happy to just look … More Wowed.
Here is why I won’t do any New Year’s resolutions ever again. The guilt. When I don’t achieve my goal, I feel let down. And when people ask me what I wanted to achieve and I can’t say, “I’m almost there!’ it makes it even worse. I know I am my own worst critic, and … More New Year’s Resolutions are for the birds