Everyone told me not to do it. Nosy old ladies in the grocery store, seasoned moms at playgrounds, in laws, well meaning friends. They all knew what would happen, and warned me. I didn’t listen, and I did it anyway. I blinked and now there are no more babies in my household. No more nursing,… Read More Jacks Birthday Reflections
My internal battle of I-don’t-feel-like-having-this-conversation-for-the-seventeenth time vs. these-kids-need-you-to-show-up is a rager. For the last thirteen years my days seem like an unrelenting game of whack a mole. Once upon a time, the game’s objective was to tie the shoelaces of three kids that don’t want to stop running around before school or playing the role… Read More Hear me out.
I’d probably be better at raising a daughter who loves her own body if I was 10 pounds thinner. Or if I could get Kybella, that injection that dissolves double chins. Now that I’m a mom, though, I’m not saying these things in front of my daughter. I’m working on not saying them at… Read More I Might Be Better
This morning, still bleary-eyed, I handed my 9-year-old daughter a $5 bill. She’s been asking me lately what she can do around the house to earn money. I had been brushing her off, as it was hard to think of little projects and chores for her beyond the daily norm. But then in a lightbulb… Read More Sleep and Lack Thereof: A Timeline
It is beautiful and amazing and all the things we feel watching our little people grow into the best version of themselves. Then one day they are these amazing independent people, and they are off on their own, and don’t need to lean on us anymore or need us quite as much.… Read More Mothering Through the College Years
Rest assured on the nights when you are lying awake as you ponder how such a tiny being can possibly take up an entire king size bed, that they won’t sleep in your bed forever. … Read More They Won’t Sleep In Your Bed Forever
Every time my daughter gets sick, I unlock a new parenting achievement.… Read More Achievement Unlocked?
While sitting together on the couch recently, my child said, “Mom, I think I’m gender fluid.” I immediately responded by saying, “Oh, that’s cool, do you want me to use different pronouns?” They said yes to please start using they/them but that some days they may ask me to use she/her or he/him. I must… Read More My Child Came Out to Me as Gender Fluid
I drive my kids to and from school in another town, so we have eighteen full minutes in the car each way. Eighteen minutes where I have them all to myself and they can’t walk away. This is when we have our talks. … Read More Car Ride Conversations
Instead of talking about the bad bits, I figured I’d scrap my planned post and talk about some of my good bits this year. So, pull up a comfy chair. Would anyone like some cheese?… Read More What Day is it Again?