The expectation versus the reality of having children is wildly different. Every stage is a challenge and nothing at all like you imagined. Above all, it’s harder than you ever expected. There are so many parts of motherhood that just plain suck, and it’s ok to hate them.
Fact: nine out of ten baby’s-first-birthday posts on social media make me roll my eyes so hard that I end up temporarily blind. You know what I’m talking about. All the cheesy stuff about how incredible the year has been, how thankful they are for every moment, how quickly it has all gone by, how
My husband and I feel so fortunate that our kids are enrolled in a daycare where the teachers upload photos throughout the day of what they are doing. Coming from our previous situation, we love being able to see their smiling faces throughout the day, and see the fun that they are having. A few weeks
Did you know that CT Working Moms has a Momfessions page? It is a place for all of us to anonymously share some of our best/worst motherhood confessions. One recently submitted Momfession caught my eye: ‘I was so traumatized from exclusively pumping for my son, who wouldn’t latch, that when my daughter came along I
As a kid I loved using my imagination. I loved playing with my barbies and doing things like creating cool cardboard houses for them. I loved doing stuff like playing “school” with my friends. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of times when I just let my imagination run wild. So imagine my surprise
Since we’re stepping inside the momfessional this week, I’m giving up a few of my parenting-fail secrets. 1. I look really organized on the outside, but don’t open my closets, drawers, or cabinets – they are a mess. Just open the door, toss crap in, slam door. As my grandma used to say, “Out of
We can be honest here right? No judgement, right? Well, here is my confession: I hide from my family in the bathroom. There I said it. Sometimes after my husband gets home from work, I sneak away for some quiet time in the commode. I excuse myself from the dinner table just as dinner is