I went out into the world today to get my 4 year old’s hair cut because that’s what competent mothers do apparently. Before we left, I checked the weather (and by “checked the weather” I mean I stuck my arm out the front door and waved it around). Crap. It was cold. My arm estimated… Continue reading Serious Question: How Do You People Remember to Dress Your Kids for the Cold?
I spend a lot of time talking about the sticky parts of motherhood. That’s mostly because I’m all about showing my junk. I show my junk so you know you’re not the only one with junk. Motherhood IS sticky, there’s no doubt about that, but it’s also beautiful, right? I have this kid, she’s a… Continue reading Mothering is Supposed to be Both Messy and Sweet (and So Are You!)
Yesterday I remembered it was costume day at dance and today I remembered to send Halloween candy to school. Also, I don’t want to brag, but I signed the field trip form WITHOUT a reminder text from the teacher. So, you see, I remember things. I’m basically a parenting expert. Anyone need discipline tips? Seriously… Continue reading The One Thing Moms Need to Remain Sane: The Mom Non-Negotiable
I woke up today and my husband told me that it was our oldest daughter's birthday. He says she turns 7 today. And, I just don't understand how this could be true. How can this be real? Seven? Really? But she was just born last week. It was just last week that I rocked her… Continue reading An Open Letter to My Oldest: Being Your Mother is a Pleasure
What do you know about Kolbe? If you're like me, the answer is not very much. I mean, I knew that Kolbe was the guy that volunteered to die at Auschwitz in place of another prisoner, but not much beyond that. I listened to an interview with one of Kolbe's fellow prisoners recently. This prisoner and… Continue reading Saint Maximilian Kolbe: How to Take One, Tiny Step Toward Sainthood