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
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