Author: Colleen Moffett-Mals

But Are You Proud of Yourself?

My husband and I say we are proud of our kids all the time, every day. We end the night with the phrase every night. We thought it was important. I think it still is… But today I asked Lucy if she was proud of herself (after a great day of school and being particularly helpful throughout the afternoon). She said, “no.”

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Mother’s Day Fail.

I remember a year (could I have been 6 or 7, 10?) when my sisters and I didn’t get anything for my mother for Mother’s Day. No mug, no painting, no craft, no card. Worse, my Dad didn’t do anything either.  On the way to a brunch buffet, the car was quiet, tense. The feeling of guilt weighed heavily on all of us. The reality is that Mom is a fantastic mom. She should’ve received it all (breakfast in bed, flowers, jewelry and more). Instead she got a last minute breakfast date with three teary girls and a husband...

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Good Night Stories for the Busy Mom

Reading is one of the few things I have complete control over in my life right now.  It’s something I choose to do and choices really are a luxury. In order to do this whole full-time working mom thing I couldn’t do it without my husband.  Sure, he doesn’t cook and he can’t clean that well, but he does lots of other great things.  I mean it, he does.  I would also be a mess if I didn’t have my extended family to help in all the ways they do (the big things like childcare, but also the shopping...

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