I thought that it would be different. I thought I would know more. I thought I would have more: more time, more confidence, more energy. I never thought at my age that I would look at a word like “more” and feel uncertain because although I’ve seen, written and read it thousands of times, it… Continue reading When You Thought it Would Be Different: Reconciling the Adulthood You Live With the One You Dreamed
You ask why your sister got to watch television while doing her homework, because I can count on you to recognize any disparity, but can I? It’s not because your sister gets all A’s or does the majority of her homework without complaints while you struggled with grades and all but refused to do your… Continue reading Because I Said So
Every time I thought about writing this blog, I struggled with what my number one tip for step-parents would be. Well, today that became painfully obvious as I got jabbed across the face with it. So when my step-daughter, the one I raised for the most part by myself for the past 10 years, got… Continue reading Tips For Step-Mothers
Once again, the freedom.. I mean the school bells are ringing and although we will soon find a few more hours at home sans chaos, the school year seems to come with it's own set of complications. Whether you are an all hands on deck parent, who completes the science fair project for their kid,… Continue reading 10 Tips for a Smooth Back to School
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
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?