You Time

I recently ran into a mom while out shopping.  She looked remarkably put together, especially since I usually only see her at the gym, and seemed to be enjoying her recent Starbucks purchase.  As we were chatting she revealed that this was one of her two mornings during the week that she was kid-free.  Her

Read more

For Mom’s Eyes Only

If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s nobody around to hear, does it make a sound? Or, If your kid does something, and you are not there to witness it, does it mean it didn’t happen? According to my older son, the answer to the second question is yes.  If your mom is

Read more

Ask First

The responsibilities of parenting are endless.  There is always one more thing on our to-do list.  It seems for every one task we mark complete, three more crop up in its place.  One of the best things we can do is ask for help.  This can be difficult to do because it almost feels like

Read more

Take Back the Night

Across the board, one of the most challenging issues of parenting is getting your child to sleep consistently through the night. Before I had children, I thought that this meant only through the newborn stage.  Sadly, this is not true.  In fact, last night my eight-year old busted into our bedroom unannounced in the wee

Read more

(Care)ful

I recently read Cheryl Strayed’s memoir ‘Wild’ about her experience of self-discovery while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.  There were aspects of this book that spoke to me, and I felt a kinship to her expressive and poetic analysis of life.  This led me to read and learn more about her.  I found this following

Read more