Ah, the lazy days of summer: playing outside all day, going on adventures with friends, and taking extended family vacations to somewhere sandy… (insert record scratch here) Not for this working mom, and sadly, not for my daughter. What does summertime mean to me? It means trying to find time to take vacation in between… Read More What Summer Time Means to Me
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
My friend Hannah posted a video on Youtube today, and it hit me right where I needed it. She talked about how perfect we all expect ourselves to be as mothers, and that we all feel like failures when we aren’t. Since she gave me all the tears at work, I asked her if we… Read More #MamaMovieMonday
Before I became a parent, I thought it was just called parenting. I can’t imagine how I got this far on so little knowledge. Upon giving birth, I learned new meanings for existing words, like ‘helicopter’ and ‘free-range’; apparently, they no longer only apply to aviation and poultry! I was pretty sure I knew what… Read More Parenting Children: It’s The New Style
My daughter is relatively well-behaved; relatively, because she is two. She has started hitting and making moves to bite lately, mostly when she is not getting her way or when she is over-tired. I have read #alltheadvice on how to rectify this, but it can be a wee bit difficult redirecting her when I am in… Read More I am a Terrible Mother
I have always kind of snickered at the people who do the “Daily Gratitude” posts, because I (wrongfully) always associate them with religious people (not that there is anything wrong with religious people…or atheists…just sayin’). Turns out I will need to start snickering at myself now, because I am finding that lately things have been… Read More My Negatives = Positives…Somehow
Dearest Expectant Mama, don’t cry; that post-pregnancy glass of wine is almost within your reach. Now, I don’t know about you but when I was getting closer to my due date, I had it all under control— hahahahah, just kidding. I did, however, get all the unsolicited advice that I assumed was giving me a… Read More 8 Things I Was(n’t) Told About Giving Birth
Dear Momwhotravelsallovertheplacewithlittlekids, I am sorry for all of the times, pre-motherhood, that I rolled my eyes at you and your screaming kid at the airport. I am wise now to the fact that no, actually, you can’t just make them shut up. It’s ok, though. You know that karma thing everyone talks about? Mine is… Read More Hello, Karma my old friend.