Archive for July 2016

If there's ketchup on my food, there's a baby in my belly

If there's ketchup on my food, there's a baby in my belly
…and that’s not a euphemism or anything. Let me back up first, though, and explain why I’m talking about ketchup. This post is part of our monthly blogapalooz-hour writing exercise where we are given a topic and ONLY an hour to write about it. I’m late the party, so my answer is going to be... Read more »

When a former student thanks you

I was never sure if I was a good teacher or not. I knew that I loved most of my time in the classroom. I knew that there were days when I was floored by how much FUN my job was. There were also days that I was discouraged. There were days that I was... Read more »

Today we fell in love with a real toy store

I’m going to take a quick break from thinking about all the really important issues and write about a toy store for a hot minute. The truth is that the state of our nation is always on my mind, but I’m lucky enough to be in the ever-present now with my two little ones who... Read more »
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My PPD experience: Listen to Your Mother 2016

My PPD experience: Listen to Your Mother 2016
Sometimes life leads you places you never thought you would go. In May of 2015 I sat in the audience of my first Listen to Your Mother show and knew where I needed to go. I held onto my secret, my struggle with PPD, and knew that I had to TRY to tell my story... Read more »

I watched an elderly man shuffle across the parking lot

from the driver’s seat of my SUV. My day was a wreck so far. I attempted to drop my oldest off at day camp to find that a computer glitch had charged us for the day, but not enrolled him. In frustration, I ran out to the car, called my mom and asked her to... Read more »

Some truths about returning from maternity leave...

Today is the day. THE day. Today marks the day that my eight week long maternity leave ends and I return to work following the arrival of my second born. Dearest readers, today is hard. Granted, this Mable is self-employed, works (mostly) from home, and admittedly has it WAY easier than some working moms, it’s... Read more »
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No, my kid doesn't have to hug you...

We’ve probably all been there before: you ask a kid in your life, maybe a cousin or your best friend’s toddler, for a hug and they say no. It’s awkward or might hurt your feelings cause kids do that sometimes. Maybe the parent repeatedly urges them, “C’mon, give her a hug goodbye!” or the kid... Read more »