One time I was driving home from a night out in Manhattan. It was late, so the roads were pretty empty, which was really good because my gas pedal just happened to get stuck. I panicked for about twenty seconds, which seemed like forever, but then I managed to come up with a plan. I… Continue reading Get Your Gas Pedal Unstuck: How to be Present as a Mother
What I am about to describe, I call the no kids paradox. Picture this. It’s the moment every parent dreams of. Either Grandma, or some God sent individual requests, or agrees after some whining, to take your kids off your hands. If you had plans already, then you are too busy or distracted to notice… Continue reading Best Ways For Moms To Spend Child Free Time
It is not everyday where I read an article and I immediately feel compelled to share it with the world, and more often than not, when I do, it is usually something bad. But today, I came across such a beautiful display of compassion that made me stop and remember what kindness is. I want… Continue reading Where Did Compassion Go?
Where did all the hate towards the term “single mother” come from? I mean, the term has been around for as long as I can remember, but only recently have I heard such controversy over it. It seems like all of a sudden a word that described a diverse group of people is now having… Continue reading To the Single Mother Haters
Once again, it is the most wonderful time of year as parents who less than 3 months ago were counting down until the last day of school are now whole-heartedly awaiting the doors of school to reopen. Maybe the days with bored kids seem long, but we will recall them in just a few… Continue reading The Problem With School Supplies
The only way I would ever ask a woman if she was pregnant would be if she had a small baby sized appendage sticking out of her nether regions. Even in that case, unless I was the most responsible person in the room and therefore in charge, by default, of getting her help with this… Continue reading When Is It Okay to Ask Someone If They Are Pregnant?
This title and post was 13 year old daughter approved. The irony that she sometimes probably wonders if all parents are as terrible as I am, is not lost on me. Here I am, where I find myself often, red faced and frowning wondering why I keep committing to the same mistake over and over… Continue reading Are All 13 Year Olds So Terrible?
Gratitude Sunday I’ve slipped away from writing for a bit. I don’t know whether it was the erratic schedule that threw me off at first, the following extra difficult workweek, or perhaps it was the logical and necessary recovery period following catharsis caused by letting out all that I have been writing in my heard… Continue reading Strength, Wisdom, Resilience
Sometimes I feel like I am the last person that should be writing inspirational anecdotes about my life. Half the time I am losing my mind and the other half I lost an actual tangible item and I seem to constantly walk around in circles looking for either, or both. There are days when I… Continue reading My Ingredients for the Sometimes Perfect-ish Family
Happy Birthday! Today you become a teenager. At this age, time seems to be on your side, but don’t take it for granted. I don’t know if you have been counting the days until today like you did when you were little, but you will soon see the days move faster and faster. One day… Continue reading Happy 13th Birthday!