It’s not too much to ask. Every year, moms get one day and one day only that they can request something. Or multiple things. I think last year for me, it was to get my nails done. This year, it was nothing monetary or alone activity. It was completely different. I didn’t want to have … More All I want for Mother’s Day
Both my husband and I work. Full time. Our kids are in daycare, preschool, and elementary school. They do before care and aftercare, as both of our jobs start early and end late. They do camps in the summer. They have extracurricular activities, weekend sports, rec sports, and play dates that we take them to … More Keeping it Real in a Two Working Parent World
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.
Every now and again, there is something that makes you happy, makes you smile. You try to make those moments last forever. Many times, I find myself just looking wistfully at my kids, until they snap me out of it with a cute smile and a “what, momma?” It makes you happy to just look … More Wowed.
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