As I raced home today after work, meetings, wrapping up some individual projects, then picking up the kids from daycare, I felt I lost so much time. I can usually get out of work at a reasonable hour, pick up the kids, spend some quality time before dinner and then feel relaxed by the time … More Time: friend or foe?
On my way to work this morning, my brain swirled with all of the things I just HAD to do the second I got to work. I usually try to make notes of everything, and have them pop up as reminders on my computer, my phone, sticky notes on my dashboard. As I was driving, … More Is Mommy Brain REAL?
As my eldest shouted from the potty, “I did it! I went potty, mommy!” I debated on whether or not to give the usual reward: chocolate. It was before 8 am, and I wondered if it was bad to do so. How can I make sure that the trend would continue? Positive reinforcement, that’s how. … More Breakin’ the Parenting Laws
Murphy’s Law states that if anything can go wrong it will. Truth. I don’t consider myself a pessimist, but I don’t think I am a true optimist, either. I just know that no matter how I plan things out, organize, make sure my t’s are crossed and my i’s dotted, something is bound to go … More Murphy’s Law
Remember your honeymoon? You sat on a beach and drank fruity, tropical, alcohol-laden drinks while soaking up sun and reading from your sappy romance novel. You lazily looked at the ocean and thought, ‘maybe I’ll go in the water soon’ and smiled at your husband. You slept in. Until all hours of the day. Or … More The end of relaxing vacations. Forever.
As we come upon Easter, I have to think about plastic eggs & egg hunts, little gifts for the kids, and some candy that won’t make my kids TOO wired or choke (ha, does that even exist?) And I have to talk about how the Easter bunny won’t come if my kids aren’t acting appropriately. I.E. … More The Holiday Charade
I am constantly inspired by strong women. I feel like starting with my mom and grandmother, I have always been surrounded by strong and independent women. Just today, I attended a conference for women in leadership positions. The keynote and luncheon speakers were so powerful, so amazing that it made me want to jump up … More The Successful (Career) Mommy
I know in an earlier post I talked about my own sleep issues and sleep deprivation for moms. But on the flip side, what about our kids and their sleep patterns? While we are trying to eke out every last drop of shut eye, our kids are going through their own changes. And just when … More Sleep training doesn’t do much for your own sleep. Trust me.
Our mornings start with a small face in ours. “My clock is green” sings my eldest, meaning wake up time (without being able to tell time, this is what works. My youngest is still in a crib, so we don’t have to worry about an earlier wake up, thank god.) Thus starts the day. The … More If only there were 25 hours in the day…