As a mama, I understand that one of the biggest needs in my child’s life is stability. He needs to not move to a new house all the time, needs to be enrolled in the same school, and needs to have a church home. While I consider most of these to be in my control,… Continue reading Living through a church split
Wowzers! I came across this last night, as we were having our vicious Thanksgiving night game tournament. I looked around at the happy faces of my extended family (only some of them, we have a huge family) and saw such happiness that we were all simply together and having fun. Cole loves his board games,… Continue reading What if Christmas isn’t found in a store?
The holiday season is supposed to be the most thankful, joyous time of year. I personally consider the holiday season the time of year from October-December. If you have little ones, they love Halloween, then November comes, with the promise of family and thankfulness, only to be followed by the magic of Christmas. It is… Continue reading Surviving the holiday season as a single mama (or daddy)
We all remember that feeling from middle and high school, that feeling where everyone else is suddenly best friends and you are left out of the group. Or when all of your friends come back to school on Monday, and they had a fabulous weekend, and you were not invited. Even into adulthood, there are… Continue reading Dealing with Rejection, and other mommy troubles
It is no secret that I had a career first, then mommy life second. I had lots of years to put in the extra hours, afternoons and weekends, go to the gym for as long as I wanted, eat what I wanted, go to the bathroom and take a shower uninterrupted (that is the one… Continue reading Adventures in Parenting
I recently posted an article/blog post on my facebook about the Elf on a Shelf mommies, kind of making jest of the idea. These incredibly creative, passionate women, precious mama bear friends, who all work just as hard (harder in most cases) at managing the mommy/work life balance, amaze me sometimes at the lengths they… Continue reading Competitive Motherhood, as written by the bronze medalist
“Have you scheduled your mammogram?” “When are you going to schedule your mammogram??” “You know. You really need to do that, like, yesterday”. I have the voice of my mother in my head daily, and while she is usually 98% right about everything, for some reason (I blame my genetic code), I am bullheaded and… Continue reading The plight of being female, see also, mammograms