Children’s Songs You Can Stand to Listen To

Some people are irritated by very specific things: nails on chalkboards, a supervisor’s voice, forks on a ceramic plate, or animals chewing with their mouth open. For me, it’s children singing. Now, now, now -don’t get up in arms and start defending anyone. Don’t ask me whether I’m a good mother, cringing whenever my offspring … More Children’s Songs You Can Stand to Listen To

Toddler Trouble

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

Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Price Tag

My parents maintained that Santa Claus came each year when my siblings and I were young. We wrote letters to him and enjoyed opening surprise presents that magically appeared between the time we finally got to sleep Christmas Eve and the time my lazy parents finally crawled out of bed Christmas morning. The Christmas Spirit was, to me, … More Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Price Tag

Distracted Momming

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