Tag: parenthood

The foster parent unknown

The foster parent unknown
We filled out all the paperwork, sat through multiple interviews, passed background checks and medical examinations. We completed 6 weeks of classes to prepare us. And last night we got the news that we are officially a foster home for a child in need! My life changed the day my son was born and it... Read more »

If I had to do it all over again, I still wouldn't be a stay at home mom

If I had to do it all over again, I still wouldn't be a stay at home mom
Now, before you get your panties in a wad or start sharing this post because you want to mommy bash all the stay at home moms, just stop. This isn’t that kind of post. This is about me. Just me. For the record, every stay at home mom or dad, is a freaking superhero in... Read more »

Parenting Fail...so you got your head rolled up in a window

Parenting Fail...so you got your head rolled up in a window
My son has had a rough couple of weeks. First he fell head first off a slide at school and ended up with a black eye. After recovering from that, he was stung in the face twice by a group of bees. To add insult to injury, I clipped his bottom lip into the chest... Read more »
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Three things I learned when we said goodbye to the pacifier

Three things I learned when we said goodbye to the pacifier
We did it. We said goodbye. There were tears. Mine, mostly. I wasn’t ready. But he was. We said goodbye to the pacifier. His “Buddy”. We tried to break him of his first Buddy about 4 months ago. I couldn’t take the crying. My crying. He made me so sad. So, I gave him another.... Read more »

Motherhood is a crummy job

Motherhood is a crummy job
Motherhood. The crummiest job I’ve ever had. I know what you are thinking, Judgey McJudgerson. Settle down kids. What I mean is, the crumbiest. As in crumbs. Messes. Food everywhere. It starts with baby cookies. Slimy, wet, mashed up cookies. In every crack and crevice of your baby. All over the height chair. In her... Read more »

When will the mommy wars end?

When will the mommy wars end?
The war of the mommies. The Mommy Wars. The constant belittling and judging of parenting skills. Non-moms and moms alike passing judgement on fellow women. Staring. Scouring. Whispering. Both the non-mom and the seasoned mom staring at you with laser beams shooting out of their eyes while your toddler is throwing an epic tantrum. The... Read more »
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Single Parent Superhero

Single Parent Superhero
Last week I had the pleasure of being all alone. For an entire week. With a two year old. Yeah, I know. I had you there for a minute. All jealous and shit. My partner went on a fishing trip to Canada with his buddies. My girlfriends and I made the joke that I was... Read more »

Stay At Home Parents Don't Have Mondays

I am a full time working mom. I put in a 40 plus hour work week. In my spare time (ha!) I manage to write. My partner also works full time. Our son attends an early learning center in our absence. Juggling a full time job, child, pets, and a home is very difficult. Tiring.... Read more »

Letter to a New Mom: Take Care of Yourself

Letter to a New Mom: Take Care of Yourself
ChicagoNow bloggers have teamed up to write letters to new moms in honor of Mother’s Day. You can read all of their incredible posts here. Dear New Mom: Boy these past couple of weeks have been exciting! From labor and delivery to arriving home with your new bundle of joy, you’ve barely had a chance... Read more »
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Children...The Ultimate Karma

Children...The Ultimate Karma
Recently I had an awkward moment with a patron in a restaurant. You know that moment when your kid is having a meltdown and you look up and some asshole is shaking his head at you and mumbling to his partner about how awful your kid is? Awkward because I let him know right back... Read more »