I Love You – Now Go Away

Don’t get me wrong – I love a good extrovert. I married mine nearly twenty years ago, and I still feel like I won the husband lottery. He’s the yin to my yang, and I couldn’t imagine my life without him.

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Sticking to the Plan: Confessions of a Divorced Mom

The plan was to keep our daughter’s wellbeing at the forefront at all times. The plan was to still celebrate birthdays together and make it a point to have a meal together once a week. The plan was to stay a family for our little girl. No matter how hard it was. And as so many of you know, things never, ever go as planned.

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Closing The Loop

We had no idea when we transitioned to the new daycare that not only would we find all of that but that we would find an extension of our family in the teachers and directors of the early learning center. 

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A Mom’s Summer To-Do List

As I think about the things we have not done yet this summer or things we have started but not finished (like redoing the girls’ bedrooms or figuring out what to do with the crocked path on the side of our house)… the end of summer blues set in, and I realize I have two weeks to left to finish my summer bucket list. Not happening.

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Kudos to My “Challenging” Child

He has taught me that I cannot control everything (or everyone) in my life. And not only is that okay, that is exactly as it is supposed to be, because it is usually somewhere in the unexpected chaos that is life with my son, that I make mistakes, or actually get it right, and either way, we learn, and we grow. Many days are spent yelling like a crazy woman, and many nights after he has gone to sleep are spent longing for a chance to do better tomorrow.

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Backyard Catcalls

All of a sudden I hear a man’s voice yell, “Ooo, what-cha doin’ girrrl!? Look at you! You better get your damn clothes back on!” Then silence.

I froze. I was afraid to look around. I had a fleeting moment of disbelief…

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Five Reasons Why My Mom Friends Rule

As women, even when we are not compatible, we should respect one another and their own personal choices for themselves and their families, but a). not everyone has gotten that message yet, and b). even if they do, it means they will do you no mommy harm, but it does not necessarily mean you will be great friends.

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Stealth Advocacy: A Primer

Dispel myths when they come up, discuss some of the anti-transgender legislation that threatens your child, and grow that community of people who might not have been personally invested in LGBT rights before, but who are invested in your child's well being and will help you fight for your child's rights and safety.

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Finding Out About My Baby’s Lucky Fin

The perinatologist started talking about missing fingers. About how she sees this at the hospital once or twice a year. How there’s nothing else wrong with her but they want to refer me for more scans at another hospital.

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