Posts tagged "parenthood"

Even Good Kids Make Bad Choices

Even Good Kids Make Bad Choices
I always imagined that as a mother I would develop some kind of bad kid radar that would go off inside my head every time one of those kids came near my child, like a faint buzzing sound or the click of handcuffs. While I never really did develop the bad kid radar – I... Read more »

The Woulda Coulda Shoulda Day

The Woulda Coulda Shoulda Day
This morning, I was supposed to wake up at 5:30 and go for a run – but I decided to snuggle on the couch with the puppy and watch Morning Joe. While I was distracted with neutralizing the Keurig coffee pod anarchy in my kitchen, I forgot to brew a cup for my daughter before... Read more »

When I grow up...

The question had been asked of me countless times. My parents, teachers, and even my friends seemed relentless in their quest to understand my deepest ambitions and translate them into a simple career goal. As hard as I tried, I just couldn’t answer their “what are you going to be?” question. I was 8. I dwelled on the matter.... Read more »

Public Embarrassment: Blame it on the kids!

I have embarrassed myself many, many times in my life but never seemed to do it right until I had kids. Pregnant with my first child, I was adamant that no one but my husband be present in the delivery room during my labor. I was so innocent and modest at the time. Twenty hours... Read more »

One Mother Confesses her Dirty Little Secrets

Lightning trying to flee from his stinky dirty cage.  If only he would stop spitting out and flinging the food he refuses to eat, the cage would be a lot cleaner!
Forgive me, Fellow Mothers and Fathers, for I have sinned.  It has been too long since my last parental confession:  In the beginning before my first child was born, I was a great mom, a text book mom.  As I was unemployed during my first pregnancy, I had plenty of time to memorize both of... Read more »

Memorable Moms in the Movies-A New List

How would you describe your mom?  Or, if you are a mom, how would your kids describe you?  Hollywood has an amazing knack of portraying mothers and I would like to bring to your attention a few ladies who never make the “usual” memorable mom list.  Move over Mommie Dearest, it’s time for some new... Read more »

Hello, baby!

It’s no secret that I am thinking about having another baby.  And, if you are like me, a planner and semi-control freak, I prefer to be in the best possible position for any challenge.  Whether it is a new job, a home improvement or major life decision, the more knowledge the better. Before each of... Read more »