EVERYONE has those days. There isn’t one parent out there who can say that every single day, 24/7, that they want to be a mom or dad all the time. You get frustrated, or you’re tired, or fed up, or everything, or you just can’t do it for no reason at all. But does anyone … More I am completely honest with my kids about how I don’t want to “mom” today.
I have my kids to thank for this one. I have found a few new friends through my kids’ preschool, and I didn’t think I would. You see the posts on Facebook, “Find your mom BFF”, and you are excited about the prospect. But you still think, nope, I’m too old to find new friends. … More Finding new friends at my age
Non-moms often get a bad rap. They complain about being tired or sick, even though when they are, they don’t normally have a three and five year old begging for food, water, attention or just complaining in general. They are able to rise to any career challenge, and often go far in their careers in … More Why I have respect for non-moms.
I wanted to freeze time today. I stood on our deck in the backyard, overlooking my two littles playing with their swing set. They were on their bellies, running and jumping on their swings, screaming at each other the sweet nothings of childhood. It was truly a moment. They are truly little buddies, but I … More Freeze time
I do remember them fondly, my college years. A mix of alcohol-induced dance sessions, running to get to class, hurried food runs to a dismal dining common, and stressing out over classwork, my college years were a good time. Honest. I made a few lasting friendships (one is now my youngest’s godmother), decided on my … More The top reasons why I would never go back to college
Do you remember that feeling you would get when you knew that your weekend was over? You had to go back to school, start a new week, and it stretched out ahead of you? I used to dread it like nobody’s business. I could never sleep, and although I wasn’t the one who procrastinated my … More I’m okay with Sunday nights again
You see her. You know the one. The mom who does everything, keeps everything organized, and looks like she stepped out of the pages of a J Crew catalog. You know that she’s come from a PTO meeting, made a five course dinner, and is at the top of her work. (Okay, maybe the last … More How does she do it?
You know the feeling. You get super annoyed by the little things they keep doing or the noises they make, and it appears they do it all the time. Does it seem like it’s the same one? Does it seem like you are more likely to be annoyed by one than the other? Then you … More Playing favorites
As I was driving along today, I noticed an obscene amount of people in their yards. It was an ok day weather-wise, and I could see if the people were retired, that would make sense. Mind you, it was in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week. Or if they had … More The grass is always greener…
Watching a segment on marriage problems made me sad. Not for the people who were involved per se, but honestly, for the meaning of marriage. How many people jump into marriage without really understanding what is happening and what it takes to survive? I’m not saying everyone does it, needs the boot camps that are … More The Explosion of Marriage Boot Camp