When I pictured the life of a stay-at-home parent, I don’t think I pictured so many clothes. The Laundry-Sorting Room (AKA my bedroom) is covered in pants, shirts, underwear, socks, a skirt or two, dress shirts, a lone pair of tights, towels, sheets, blankets, and children. The boys’ bedrooms are equally carpeted in garments, though not … More The Children’s New Clothes
I’ve read that finding happiness in life can be a matter of lowering expectations. I haven’t got much lower I can go with that, so has anyone else got any ideas?
…. I’m thinking, all right?! -Seriously, though. This is a toughie. I’m a woman yet am often scratching my head to formulate a reasonable explanation for female actions -and that’s just for my own. I think the problem is that there is no one-size-fits-all explanation glove to what the heck a woman just did or thought … More How to Understand Women
I am a mother of four boys. And I have a husband. I really like boys. They’re honest, scientific, obvious, succinct, and often more fun. Still; I hadn’t realized, when the pregnancies kept turning out to be male, how much the smell of urine would come to dominate my bathrooms.
After a morning of dragging, begging, threatening, feeding, packing, and shoeing (and shooing), I thank heaven for other moms. My slowest child FINALLY made it out the door to school carpool this morning; a plush toy under each arm, a backpack upon his back, and dress up boots on his feet. My friend who drives them … More Thank Heaven for Other Moms