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
I haven’t had one in a long time. A day for just me, that I can do whatever I want to just have a day to say that I can do whatever I want, but maybe not do anything at all. I didn’t know it was going to happen because my husband’s original plan was … More A True Mom Day
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
Years ago, I truly believed that I had to have a resolution for the new Year. I’d hem and haw, and adjust, and fix, and think and analyze. Would I truly be able to lose 10 pounds for the summer? Would I actually go to the gym?? Those were the typical resolutions for everyone. So … More Resolutions? What resolutions?
Don’t let the title fool you. I am all for birth control. I have been on it since I was 18. But after going through depression, post partum, two kids, and lots of work stressors, the chemical imbalances kept coming. I never put two and two together until now that it could be the Pill. … More Why being off the Pill has made me a better mom
This was the exact thought as my two children were crying and fighting over something stupid, and my husband lay idle while the tv blared football. It had been happening all day. Yes, I get it, there is football on Sundays. Yes, I understand we have “Red Zone” which is the ADHD equivalent to fantasy … More I’m done parenting today.
Do you laugh as hard as I do at the title of this post? Yep, we’d like to think that we have true downtime because we don’t have 1001 things planned, so we can “relax” at home. In actuality, there are 1001 things to be done at home, so we know our “relaxation” time isn’t … More Downtime Saturday
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
How is that I can be ready to go, kids in the car, even DRIVING to my destination and STILL be late? I have tried everything. Getting ready earlier, setting my clock earlier, getting in the car earlier, even if it means missing something important. Nothing works. I still manage to be late, wherever I … More Shaking hands with the clock