Both of my children had a birthday in the last week. My daughter turned 8 and my son turned 18. The fact that my son will soon be flying away from the nest when he goes off to college next year has had me reflecting on many things. I can't believe how fast the last 18 years have gone. Aside from the toddler years my
I'm talking to you Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie so listen up. Stop making motherhood look so damn easy. Stop running around in your Uggs and your perfectly couiffed hair-dos because that is not what mothers look like. Real mothers have not showered in days, real mothers pick dried cereal off their sweat pants and think they can get another day or two worth of
As a single mother I worry about my kids and how they are going to turn out because they don't have a dad around 24/7 to keep them on the straight and narrow. I can be a bit of a pushover at times and sometimes I let them do things that aren't always the best for them because it is just easier for me to
I'm co-hosting a discussion over at The Motherhood today! Doug Block filmed his daughter her whole life. And then it came time for her to go off to college. Doug's new movie The Kids Grow Up focuses primarily on the year before she went off to college. Join Doug and his wife Marjorie Silver for a live chat TODAY. We'll talk about our kids leaving
Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's the humidity. Maybe it's just this. These are not my dishes. The sink was empty, I swear, five minutes ago when I unloaded the dishwasher. I don't know what it is but I have been rethinking this whole motherhood thing. When I got myself into this mess I really thought it was going to be a lot of fun,
Image by iansand via Flickr My boy has spent the last week house sitting at his dad's, while they are on vacation. I miss my son. A lot. At first, I didn't think it would be a bad thing, less laundry to wash, fewer dishes in the sink, and no bickering between the kids. It hasn't worked out that way except for the laundry part.
There were many submissions for this weeks episode of "How Did We Survive", and I can't wait to show them next week. Today's edition is so spectacular that it deserves to stand alone. I'm not even going to make any commentary because it really needs none. However, if you want the whole story head on over to Laundry Hurts My Feelings to get the details.
This is a repost from a couple of years ago, before anyone was reading my stuff. Dear Mr. Boss Man, Thank you for the raise the other day. I really appreciate it. Thank you also for the glowing review. I am not used to someone saying such wonderful things about me or my work. I appreciate the positive feedback that you give to me each
See this? It's my kitchen sink, a single kitchen sink. Pretty innocuous right? It's not. It should look like this. But it doesn't. It looks like this, not even three minutes after I said these words: "Unless it needs to soak, it doesn't belong in the sink." I used a lot more words before those words were spoken, such as I'm tired
Last August I took my daughter to get her ears pierced. Actually I took her several times to get her ears pierced because she kept wimping out. I documented the whole process here. She never had any problems with her ears, no infections, no irritations. She found a pair of puppy earrings and wore them everyday. She loved her grown-up look. Until Halloween. We were