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?
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
“There’s something wrong with your hair,” my oldest says, making a face. Trying to elaborate, he adds, “It just looks terrible.” These are the sort of compliments that hit a mother right in the self esteem. They come at the right moment, too: just when I’ve talked myself into some gym clothes and in front … More At-Home Gym