If you aren’t married, please replace “spouse” with “significant other”. What were your last 5 conversations with your spouse? “Did you remember to take out the trash?” “Why didn’t you get gas? You were the last one to drive the car.” “Why did you forget to get trash bags? You knew it was trash day.” […]
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Does your child crave routine and structure? No? Your right, if he had it his way, he would eat chocolate and chug an energy drink at midnight. Everything would start out fun and exciting. He would giggle and run around in circles. The party would last until he ran into the coffee table and started […]
How do you know if you are getting good or bad advice? Does your gut tell you that it is wrong? Then it probably is. Advice doesn’t even have to be wrong. It might just be wrong for you. The person who is giving you the advice might have a point of view that is […]
How can you reduce your mommy guilt? Stop sweating the small stuff. Of course, that means you have to identify what the small stuff is so that you know what you can still make a huge spectacle over. Each mother will have her own definition of “the stuff” based upon life experiences and personality. Here […]
In our ultra-connected world, the concept of solitude is difficult for a lot of people. Sure, you are alone. There is no one else with you. That doesn’t mean you are alone. Is your phone in your hand? Lots of people when they are alone are still interacting with others albeit from a distance. What […]
What is loss of self? Making sure everyone gets up for school and is dressed. Do any of them dress themselves? “No.” When do you get your clothes on? “Right before I walk out the door.” Did you look in the mirror before you left? “No.” Ensuring all the homework, sight words, spelling words, […]
Hey there lady! How’s it going? That bad? Your toddler busted a Styrofoam cup in your vehicle console? Yikes! That’s not good. You had something brown on your arm all day at work and nobody bothered to mention it? Let’s hope it was chocolate. We’ll all pretend it was anyway. Everyone….look away! Let’s begin to […]
Keeps Mommy Sane! Before my husband had his stroke, he helped around the house; a lot. We did dishes together. He cooked breakfast. We tag teamed house cleaning day. We did yard work together. Strokes suck! It takes so much energy and mental focus to recover from a stroke. The person has brain damage, so […]
Several weeks ago, I completed a blog post regarding my concern that I wouldn’t feel a sense of completion or reality upon the adoption of my daughter. I wanted trumpets to blare, birds to sing a melodious tune, and tears to fall down my cheeks when the hearing concluded. Well, none of those things happened. […]
Last week, the day we had been hoping and praying for was almost there. The long wait was over. Four years prior, we received a phone call from a caseworker that our sons’ baby sister had been born. We had known their biological mother was pregnant since December, but hadn’t heard anything out of her […]