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 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
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
As parents, we are constantly trying to protect our kids from everything in the world that will hurt them. We buckle them and double-check their seatbelts are on correctly. We make sure they have helmets on when they are riding bikes. We teach them how to look both ways before they cross the street. We … More When safe isn’t safe enough
Dear husband, It’s been 10 years. Yes, I know! I can’t believe it either! We’ve been together for longer, although we often debate the actual amount of time (there is a dispute about when we were officially dating). It’s been a wild ride, and we’ve shared a lot of ups and downs. But lately, I … More An open letter to my husband in our 10th year of marriage
Yes, we split a lot. He cooks, I will clean. He does all of the outside yard work, I vacuum inside and keep things tidy indoors. I will often deal with the baby while he takes care of the older two. But there are times, more often lately than not, that I feel like the … More Why do I always have to be the parent?