The school car line is cut-throat, and nothing reminds me more of this fact than the first week of school. From the seemingly endless line of cars taking over the streets to the equally long threads in Facebook groups,...
Our fish died. The night we came home to find it dead on the bottom of the bowl it was pouring rain. I unpacked four hungry, cranky, from-camp-and-daycare kids from the car along with their tote bags, lunch boxes,...
As adorable as they are, and toddlerhood is my favorite stage, toddlers can also be a handful. With a new will of their own, the ability to say, "No," and definite likes and dislikes, getting them to do what...
I didn't make thousands of dollars today. There was no giant merger I facilitated, no multimillion dollar trial that I won. I wasn't on TV tonight and won't be in the newspaper tomorrow. I didn't share a picture on...
I’m not exaggerating when I say that my son is rarely alone for more than five minutes. I know this because I am rarely alone for more than five minutes. And, it’s exhausting! From the minute my 8-year-old wakes...
Recently I saw through different professional networking and social media accounts some of my old friends, who are also mothers and amazing at their jobs, had received a promotion or exciting job change. As I typed "Congratulations!" on their...
I found myself nodding along with the post, "Dear Husbands: Mother’s Day Is Not About Your Mom," feeling all too much the recent stress of trying to plan a Mother’s Day gift for my mom, a craft from my...
Fact: Mamas are not always very nice to each other and I wish that we, the stronger sex, could join our forces more often than we do. It might be hard to do when you vehemently disagree with someone,...
Oh I know, toddlers can be little jerks. I have two 2-year-olds, and when they are both face down on the pavement screaming in protest over leaving their older brother's baseball practice, there's not much I can do but...
On a day when all four of my kids were out of school for some random holiday, it was warm enough to be outside. So we went for a walk to the playground and stayed until my youngest pooped,...
Mamas, raise your hands if you're with me. You want to go somewhere, have a little fun with your kids, or maybe run an errand, head to the gym — whatever. But there's one thing stopping you from going:...
Recently, not one but two people commented on the parenting choice I was making in a particular split-second of a moment. One I had never spoken to before in my life; the other was an acquaintance. The first comment,...

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