My son turned eighteen earlier this month. I am now the mother of an adult child. I’m not sure how to feel about this. I remember… Read more “I Blinked and My Baby Turned 18”
I guess I’m simple. I want my sons to grow up to be nice people who strive to make this imperfect world better. I try to model,… Read more “Christmas Makes Me Feel Like Such a Liar”
My husband turned fifty earlier this month. I wanted to give him a gift that was purposeful, somehow acknowledging this milestone in meaningful way. I struggled with… Read more “Fifty Fabulous Quotes for Those Turning Fifty”
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… Read more “I have zero desire to clean the toilet, but I do it anyway.”
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… Read more “Back to School Light Blues”
We’ve all heard the African adage “It takes a village to raise a child.” It has taken an unfortunate turn of events to remind me that I need to thank the people in my children’s village and tell them how much they mean to us.
Call me crazy, but I’d rather travel the globe with my kids than take them to Disney.
Mom fails. Do we all have them? As I frantically try to juggle my family and work lives, I make mistakes, forget things on my never-ending to do list, and lose my patience. Is it just me?
I was pregnant with my oldest son on Mother’s Day eighteen years ago. I hadn’t even felt his first kicks, but I knew I loved him. I couldn’t have known then how deeply that love would grow…
Turning forty was tough for me. My previous year felt like a roller coaster ride. I felt compelled to reflect on what time had taught me. Here are the 40 lessons I learned at 40…