After a few false starts and intentional ignorings of my alarm, I rose before the children needed to with the intent to get a head start on the day. The idea sounded great last night -you know, during that time I looked over the laundry, paper bills and tax forms, dishes, laundry, to-do list, messy … More A Head Start on the Day?
What do you do all day? When I was a young mom, a childhood friend asked me this. I understand that the question is among the Top Ten mothers hear, but it was the first time someone had literally asked me. My friend had been working and going to school. She was genuinely curious about what … More What Do You Do All Day?
In order to maintain a sense of order and structure in our house, we follow a bedtime routine. I’ve read Facebook posts citing studies that my friends heard about that say a routine is imperative for children’s development. So, 8:30ish: I turn to my husband. Actually, I do this sort of exhausted flailing against the … More The Bedtime Routine
My husband has a pet peeve concerning me, and it is this: When we are having a conversation, I will turn away from him to address someone/thing else. I do it when I’m talking on the phone to him, when I’m talking on the phone with another person and tell him a side thought, when he’s … More Distracted Momming
About a year ago I began exercising every day. I also had a content-writing job, was room mom for my second boy’s class, volunteered in our church, drove the boys to martial arts in the evening, thought it was a good time to go to counseling for me and for me and the hubby, and … More Dressy Casual or Little Black Exercise Outfit?