Before I had kids I used to dream of being the perfect mom. You know. The mom who patiently tucks her kids into bed with prayers and songs. The mom who never yells. The kind of mom who makes healthy lunches the night before, whose kids are in bed before 10pm on a school night
Tag: raising kids
When I think back to my twelfth summer, I think about how I felt – shy, and unsure of myself. I had just finished 6th grade and my best friend, Patricia, was spending the summer with her mother’s family in Ireland. Our separation was a strategic play by her parents – she and I were
I don’t generally follow celebrity antics, but I have to admit that I’m more than a little bit disappointed in Brian Williams. In the event that you don’t follow celebs either, he’s the newscaster who repeatedly lied about being involved in military operations during his newscast, on a late-night TV appearance, and to fellow journalists.
No, this isn’t a post about letting a few extra weeks slip by without a visit to my colorist, or a discussion about the latest actor tapped to play Christian in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie. It’s not about paint colors or the latest fashion trend. It’s about those grey areas in life and
Last week, a 12 year-old boy was killed when he lost control of his bike and flipped over a stone wall. This happened in Wilton, Connecticut, about 5 minutes from my office. The boy had been riding down a hill with his friends, probably enjoying the wind in his hair and the sun on his face.
A few months ago, while getting ready for bed, my 10 year-old son, “A”, dropped this bomb on me. “Mom, I know that the mom has the egg and the dad gives her the seed to make a baby, but how does the seed get to the egg.” Gulp. Where is the husband when I