When I moved into my new place almost a year ago, my kids were excited about a lot of things: the second floor, the swing set in the backyard, the number of dogs in the neighborhood, the kids next door and the fact that there was an ice cream shop and multiple playgrounds within walking … More Monsters, Magic and Dirty Laundry
One of the reoccurring themes in this blog is that parents are hard on themselves and each other. This saddens and disappoints me. I’ve done it. We have all done it. Parenting is already hard enough. Why are we doing this? As a step in the opposite direction, I have created a Parent Pact–thinking maybe … More The Parent Pact
I’ve spent the last four months being a stay at home mom. Prior to that, the only extended amount of time I have spent at home was for my two maternity leaves (which can never be compared to any other twelve weeks because they are an amazing and awful and overwhelming experience that I want … More Being a Stay at Home Mom vs. Being a Working Mom: One Mom’s Perspective
I honestly have no idea how people write entire books on parenting. How they can provide blanketed advance to so many parents when each child is inevitably unique? Before I had children, I, like many others, was a naïve know-it-all. And to top it off I was a “neglected” middle child who believed very firmly … More How To Parent (A completely anecdotal view based only on the personalities of two children)
No one. No one is winning the Mommy War. The fact that there is even something called a Mommy War and that I am writing about it is absolutely ridiculous. I have had one child via c-section and the other was not. I used a combination of nursing and formula for both kids. I have … More Who is Winning the Mommy War?
I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a couple years, but like most decisions in my life I have to think about it A LOT before I pull the trigger. So after an extensive amount of thinking about it I finally decided to do it, but first I had to break it down into a … More Figuring It Out