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’m really bad at predictions. Take today, for example: I thought I would probably get outside, eat at a mealtime, and wear pants. I guess one can’t assume anything where parenthood is concerned. Photo Credit: Markus Spiske
I haven’t had a toddler in years. Literally. I suspected I was enjoying some side benefits of this, and could name a few if someone asked me. Knowing that I have more sleep and free time is different than re-living the cyclone of trouble that is a just-walking explorer, however. Perhaps I ought to back up and … More Toddler Trouble
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
My boys are all …fun in their own ways. Torn between delusion and reality; I often decide that, despite reassurances of similar children, other families do not enjoy quite the smattering of personality challenges I do in raising mine. Only my second son has been officially diagnosed with anything. That was a result of his … More Behavioral Issues? I’ll Take One for Now, Please