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
Today, I had my third interview in about 3 months time. I interviewed for 3 very different positions, but all higher than what I currently do now. I have been told by many colleagues and friends that I am qualified for each of these, so I used that as my motivation to attempt each of … More I cried at my kid’s ENT appointment, but not for the reason you think.
As a mom of three, two of whom are 4 and 6, I have officially entered the play date era. I’m not upset about it, because I love to see my kids grow and enjoy playing with their friends, even if they do the whole “parallel play” that kids often do. I love listening to … More How to NOT get invited back on another play date. I assure you.
We know the feeling. As mothers, we constantly put others first. Regardless of how shitty we feel or how much we just want to lay down and take a nap, we plug on, move forward, and continue to make others happy. I am always doing this. It’s not a bad thing. I obviously wouldn’t have … More Speaking up, getting what mommy needs
I have this problem that has plagued me ever since I was diagnosed with depression. I avoid things. I don’t honestly know why. I thought that maybe I really didn’t want to deal with the social capacity of things. Or maybe I just didn’t want to deal with the organization of it all. Case en … More The mildly introverted extrovert
I grew up in a time where “It’s Pat” was on Saturday Night Live. You know, the skit that had a gender ambivalent character that NO one knew if you should say “he” or “she” and they never gave it away (see? I still have no clue if it was a she or he, so … More Mothering in a Gender Neutral World
How can you tell your significant other what you want without sounding like you are nagging? I mean, honestly, I don’t have a great answer for this. Relationships are tricky, even though you may feel as though they shouldn’t be. 10 years into my marriage, I feel like it’s still a balance. It’s not always … More What I wish my husband did more of
I have been playing with the idea of going to see a medium ever since I was pregnant with my second visiting my good friend in San Francisco. We happened to go into a “really cool store” that she liked, and while we were there, I saw the man who ran the store. I immediately … More Finding peace where I least expected it
I hated middle school. I had a group of friends whom I thought were close to me. But then, one day in 7th grade, I got a note in my locker which was the same words, over and over again, that showed me I was out. Done. Finished. They ignored me to my face, refused … More Breaking into the “mom friend” circle