Author: LeeAnn Browett

I have zero desire to clean the toilet, but I do it anyway.

  In the past year I have read several articles about the “emotional labor” and “mental load” of motherhood.  Moms plan/coordinate everyone’s schedules, arrange carpools, schedule doctors appointments, research and schedule contractors/repairmen, plan vacations, arrange teacher conferences, locate missing household items, keep track of homework due dates, plan/coordinate meals, manage clothing needs, and even make

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Back to School Light Blues

My children’s first day back to school went off without a hitch this year.  Days two and three?  Not so much.  The following words might help explain…”emergency heat-index early dismissals.”  Despite having air conditioning in his school, my second grader got sent home at noon on these days while my twelfth grader remained in school

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The World Could Use More Nonnas

My 90-year-old grandmother, Nonna, is the kindest person I have ever known. The world would be a more peaceful, beautiful place if everyone had a Nonna to teach them about selfless love and compassion. Despite the ugliness she saw, Nonna decided to cultivate beauty. Here is a piece of her story…