motherhood, parenting, thoughts

Crying to Adele: The Emotions of Raising My Kids

So the other night my son and I were coming home from a mother/son date. Okay, okay, he's four people, we're not quite to Norman Bates level yet. It was nine o'clock at night, the summer sun was setting, the stars were coming out and Henry asks me if we can listen to Adele. Both… Continue reading Crying to Adele: The Emotions of Raising My Kids

goals, parenting, thoughts

You Dang Kids Robbed Me of More Than Just My Sleep!

You hear a lot of things when you first find out you're going to be a parent. You hear that kids will rob you of the following things, sleep, money, energy and yes, even your mortal soul. But the thing you don't hear about is one of the biggest things my kids robbed me of,… Continue reading You Dang Kids Robbed Me of More Than Just My Sleep!

motherhood, parenting, thoughts

At Least You’re not on a Greyhound Bus: Let’s Be Kinder to Ourselves, Parents

I have a very vivid memory of being a new mother, laying my son down in his crib with one fantasy in my mind. Of hopping a Greyhound bus and getting the hell out of dodge. I remember the fantasy was just that, a fantasy. At the time, I remember getting immense pleasure from imagining… Continue reading At Least You’re not on a Greyhound Bus: Let’s Be Kinder to Ourselves, Parents

humor, motherhood, parenting, potty training

Here I Go Again On My Own: Getting Ready to Potty Train Our Last Kid!

It's 6:15 in the morning as I'm writing this blog and right now I feel that pit in my stomach that tells me I really don't want to face this day. No, I'm not some all knowing seer who gets "senses" that a day is going to be a challenge, I know for sure today… Continue reading Here I Go Again On My Own: Getting Ready to Potty Train Our Last Kid!