“Who ‘THEY’ are isn’t interesting. Who are you constantly holding your life up to, using “THEIR” apparent ease and success as an excuse to hold back from doing YOUR work and pursuing YOUR path in the world?” – Rob Bell These people are your “THEY”. You may think things like… “I’ll never have as nice… Continue reading Compare and Despair
I recently read a book Why Have Kids by Jessica Valenti which may sound like a waste of reading time when obviously, as a mother of two, that Jeanie is out of the bottle and there ain’t no going back. BUT This book was FASCINATING and totally applicable to us Stay-At-Home- Moms (SAHMs). Think about… Continue reading What If?
Remember the time before kids? Remember all the free time that you had to think about and do things purely for yourself? Pedicures? On the reg. Binge watching Sex and the City? Not a problem. Sleeping in or taking a Saturday afternoon nap? Done and done. During that time, I never once thought I was… Continue reading Self-Care is NOT Selfish Care
“My parents didn’t obsess about me so I didn’t obsess about me” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic author When I read that simple statement, it really unlocked a hidden truth inside me. I was obsessing about my kids. I was obsessing about their well-being, whether they would be able to succeed in second grade… Continue reading You’re My Obsession
“You can have it all!” What a load of crap. As a young girl, I was raised during a time in society believing this. I even remember an old perfume commercial endorsing this falsehood. It had this super attractive lady singing, “I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan…” and then… Continue reading You CAN’T Have It All… And Other Good News
As a child born in the 70’s, I witnessed a totally different approach to raising kids. There was a lot of downtime, less technology available, more freedom and really crazy fashion choices. (Culottes anyone?) My mom was a stay-at-home mom and I was lucky to have a wonderfully loving and supportive childhood. … Continue reading When Did Parenting Become a VERB?
“It takes a village.” We’ve all heard this adage, right? It takes a village to raise a child. After becoming a mom, I paid a lot more attention to this concept. And as I was in the thick of raising young boys as a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM)... As I was getting… Continue reading What Happened to My Village?
In today’s schools, especially at the elementary level, there are so many opportunities for parents to volunteer. From helping... in the classroom, leading art classes, making copies, working as yard duties and crossing guards to planning ... elaborate class parties, staff appreciation lunches and school-wide ice cream socials, There is no shortage of jobs… Continue reading Volunteering is Voluntary
Do you ever feel like you are an unwilling passenger on your kids’ developmental rollercoaster ride? Do you feel each of their emotional highs and frustrating lows? Our kids’ brains and bodies are in a constant state of growth and change. All that change brings such extreme highs and lows that they… Continue reading Reluctant Rollercoaster Ride
I knew parenting was somewhat of a circus but I’ve come to realize that as Mom; I’m right in the middle of the crazy-ass spectacle. I’m high above the crowd, walking the tight rope between being: “Overly Selfish Mom” (where my desire to hole up in my room and binge watch Real Housewives of… Continue reading The Motherhood Tight Rope