I’m so sorry to the dads out there. I have talked about “mom guilt” and how palpable it is when we do certain things. Dropping the kids at daycare even when we have a day off. Spending time on my cell phone, scrolling Facebook and Instagram to catch up on the day’s news. But I … More Dad guilt is a thing, too.
Here is why I won’t do any New Year’s resolutions ever again. The guilt. When I don’t achieve my goal, I feel let down. And when people ask me what I wanted to achieve and I can’t say, “I’m almost there!’ it makes it even worse. I know I am my own worst critic, and … More New Year’s Resolutions are for the birds
And so I have found myself at my last day of maternity leave. I am beside myself. I don’t know what to do first. I felt bad, too, because I was so upset that I took it out on my husband this morning. I normally don’t see him mornings because if the baby wakes up … More The last day
Everything. After going to my six-week check-up, my doctor didn’t offer me any more time. And even before I had the baby, she informed me that by medical standards, they can’t guarantee any more than six weeks for regular delivery and eight weeks for a c-section. Seriously?? That is enough time to recuperate physically AND … More What is wrong with maternity leave in America?
“Am I a bad mother?” This I asked my husband today, as we sat enjoying a peaceful lunch with a few beers and relaxed atmosphere. Was I? Was this typical mother behavior? He assured me, no, I wasn’t, but I couldn’t be sure. Mind you, we haven’t taken a true vacation in almost 10 years. … More I haven’t talked to my kids in a few days…
We are trying for #3. And I just took another pregnancy test and it was negative. A big digital “no” with a negative sign was on the screen. I sort of already knew, because nothing was happening (and I have been taking pregnancy tests every week to be sure), but there is always that glimmer … More I can feel myself slipping again
Today, as my youngest SCREAMED in pain, I sat near them and wondered. (When I say SCREAM, all out, murderous, earsplitting yelling, to the point where I actually put my hands over my ears and shouted back just to heard.) What the hell was the matter? My youngest was complaining that their side hurt. Now … More Somebody call 911…(and no, its not the song that follows with “Shawty fire burning on the dance floor”)
I get these surges of energy with everything in my life. It includes working out, where I truly believe that I am going to keep with it this time. Hence why we have a two thousand dollar elliptical machine in our basement that is collecting dust. I also get into reading at random times, which … More On the upside of the roller coaster
When my husband asked me “What do you want for Mother’s Day?” I knew he didn’t mean any material things. (We are sort of over the gift-giving piece of Valentine’s day, Mother’s day etc. We’d rather go out and have a night out and spend our money on that instead of gift give.) So when … More A Mother’s Day for the Ages
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