Last night, my husband and I were watching Catfish on MTV (yes, we have guilty pleasures). While watching, the woman who was revealed was definitely NOT the woman in the original pictures that were presented to the guy who was “in love” with her. The girl was definitely bigger, and I immediately felt bad for … More Does this make me look fat?
Do you see those posts about the moms who are like, don’t judge me until you have kids? Sort of like, you have no idea what it’s like when you become a parent. Or the ones who said, I thought I wouldn’t do that before kids and then I caved? Well, I’m not one of … More I said a lot of things before I became a parent, guess what? I stuck to them.
Have you ever wondered what being a supermom really looks like? The first picture that comes to mind is a mom, with curlers in her hair, holding an infant or toddler in one arm, while vacuuming with the other, dressed for success, with several other children milling about, with dinner on stove. That’s what I … More SuperMom
I found out firsthand today what I DON’T want my kids to do ever. We were getting ready to leave from my older two kids’ one-of-umpteen amounts of practices/after school activities aka parent personal hell, and per usual, my middle kid was being particularly pokey about putting their shoes on to go. So of course, … More Parents, don’t let your kids grow up to be assholes
Not me. Not my marriage – just want to say. But it happened to someone close to me, twice, and I am still reeling from it on behalf of them, so I can’t even imagine what it has done to them over the years. Yes, I said years. This is a person close to me. … More Your cheatin’ heart
I have a newly found respect for the single moms out there. Yes, I have been with the three kids by myself for various times. But this has been the longest. Yes, my husband went away for a few days in the summer. But I was off from work, and the kids and I didn’t … More Single mothers of the world, I salute you
A friend of mine was sharing mom stories, as we always do. She shared a story with me that I really didn’t know how to respond. They had friends over. My friend’s daughter, we’ll call her D, was upstairs playing with the daughter of the other family, we’ll call that girl E. E is a … More What would you do?
Once upon a time, there was a mom. A mom who dreaded vacations (trips) with her family because it always seemed to be more effort than it was worth. But, after a few days of packing her kids and then one hour packing herself the night before the weeklong trip, she was sort of ready. … More Survival of the Fittest
Okay, so maybe not DREAD it per se, but I am definitely not super excited about it. I have seen recent articles about a vacation vs. a trip, especially when it comes to having kids with you. This will be our first vacation/trip for any extended period of time with all three kids. And I … More Is it okay to dread “vacation”??
How do you talk to your kids about those that are different? In whatever way they could be different, I have never known the proper way. Yes, my kids are only 6, 4 and 7 months, so I haven’t had much practice, but still. I struggle often to find the words to describe what is … More The Elephant in the Room