Hi, America. I can see you’re having an off morning. Is it an Election hangover? Maybe you woke up feeling like some of you made a pretty bad decision last night, and you can’t help but realize that that decision potentially has some pretty terrible and long-lasting ramifications. I don’t know, I’m not you. I… Read More You Can Do This, America – #LoveTrumpsHate
As I get older, I find myself thinking a lot more about my community. I own a home now and have a toddler daughter; I pay more attention to what goes on in my neighbourhood, in my town. I wish it wasn’t true, but I never gave a lot of thought to giving back to… Read More Community: Giving Back, Toddler Style
Today is my 3.5-year old’s last day at her home daycare, and I have been crying all day. The home daycare she has been in since she was a year and one day old has been wonderful. A good friend of mine opened her home to run a daycare shortly before I was ready to… Read More Leaving Home Daycare for Preschool: Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Before I had a baby, there was so much I didn’t know about motherhood and so many people to tell me what I didn’t know. But no one tells you the really important things. No one told me about the theft of my identity. No one told me about the loss of my previously firm… Read More Motherhood: What No One Told Me
Every year on Mother’s Day, my daycare provider (I hate calling her that because she is practically family!) does crafts with all the kids for us moms, and they are the most adorable things anyone could ever make that sometimes includes pasta, and so thoughtful. My husband sets them aside until Sunday, and she joyfully hands me… Read More We all Need Time: $100 SpaFinder Giveaway!
Mother’s Day is coming. You look forward to the day with your toddler, knowing you will be the recipient of something created by their little hands. Your mind drifts to Mother’s Days past, and to the treasures the child that has been gone for almost ten years lovingly gave you. You are a bereaved parent… Read More To The Bereaved Mama on Mother’s Day
I find myself with a very rare Saturday morning alone. I need it; after taking my toddler to Florida, sans husband, for a week and coming home to the passing of a much-loved friend, it has been a long two weeks. My husband took our toddler to the park this morning, and instead of staying… Read More Choosing Positivity in the Face of Tragedy
When you’re young, the only time age comes into the periphery of your mind is to wonder (with youthful disgust) at how positively OLD the adults in your life are. Even as an adult, I am constantly surprised when I learn someone’s age: “What are you doing in this bar, you’re 12!” and (in my… Read More So This Is 40…