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?
I just love reading complaints from non-parents; things like, “My cat loves my keyboard so I can’t type,” or “I forgot to wash my jeans and had to go to work in my dressy pants lol.” These three or four sentences took me an hour to write because my children can’t seem to breathe the … More No, You Won’t Get Anything Done Today
I read most of a book recently. The author recommended making time for what’s important. Clearly, he posited, if x was something worth fighting for, x should be top priority. May I be sexist for minute, and say what a guy thing that was to advise? His quote is just the thing my well-meaning husband … More What’s Important
“Everybody to the car!” Despite the regularity with which I yell this phrase, my offspring have yet to respond the way I expect. I think I picture immediate reaction, response, frenzy, and (obviously) obedience. I see myself picking up my purse and walking out to find four smiling boys all buckled and ready to go. … More Time Zones
A short time ago, the plumber needed to make a house call. Given that our domicile is only five years old, we’ve had (in my opinion) an inordinately large number of maintenance appointments. -And, none of the children has flushed worse than wet wipes (knock on wood). Up until this visit, I’d had the house … More Writing Gaps