September 9, 2013 was the first day of preschool for my eldest, “Flash.” We walked hand-in-hand; mine gripping his a little more tightly than usual. We walked towards the classroom door and my eyes began to well up. I realized I wasn’t only emotional about him “leaving the nest” for the first time, I was also … Continue reading My Anxiety About My Son Starting School
I wouldn’t say I have T-Rex arms, but my limited arm-span isn’t ideal for taking selfies. Not only that but my little thumb can’t seem to push that button while its other four friends are desperately grasping the phone (proof of this deficiency can be found on my Instagram account where I only have a handful of selfies). … Continue reading Are Selfies Creating Narcissistic Kids?
I was 13 when I thought it would be fun to call my 8th grade teacher by her first name. More out of boredom than disrespect – my normally good judgment lapsed and I acted out by responding to her, “Yes, Nancy.” I was promptly sent to the principal’s office, and I didn’t think it … Continue reading What Happened to Kids Addressing Adults by Their Last Name??
Fear is not the first feeling I want to elicit from my children when I see them in the morning. Fear is not how most mothers want their kids to say they feel about them. But fear is a natural byproduct of the parent–child dynamic, no matter how hard we try to rid ourselves of it. Think about … Continue reading Is It OK If Your Child Fears You (a Little)?
Ever since I felt Flash kung fu fighting in my womb, I’ve been worrying. Back then it was about maintaining a healthy pregnancy and healthy children. Presently, these concerns have evolved into (among other things) “Will my kids ever stop assaulting each other?” And, “Am I’m a good mother?” Alas, I guess that’s parenthood … Continue reading My Favorite Stress Reliever
Follow my blog with Bloglovin It’s amazing how such a small thing can have such a big impact. By most accounts, it was a very normal Monday night. Like many stay-at-home moms, Mondays mean being tired from housework, cooking dinner, and waiting for my husband to get home from a long day at work. But … Continue reading My Child’s Needs Are My Own
I Don’t Have Unicorn Children They sit quietly. Their crayons, perfectly intact, are warm from an hour long grip. The rings on their clean seat cushions are a reminder of their stationary position. Who are these delightful kids? The unicorn children, as I call them. You’ve heard of them- the toddlers, typically girls, who sit … Continue reading I Have Rambunctious Kids
My best friend just had her first baby. Such a precious and beautiful child. As I held the little darling in my arms at the hospital, Mother Nature came tip-toeing around the corner. And then she promptly bitch slapped me across the face. She got me good. Because ever since I held that tiny, cuddly … Continue reading My Latest Contemplation: Do We Have Another Child?
It’s been 11 months since my mom passed away. She was one of the most fun-loving and selfless people I ever knew. She was more than a parent. She was my mom. She was one of my best friends. Even though it’s been almost year, my grief hasn’t ended. It’s been a process, and a … Continue reading The Loss of My Mother
I don’t know many mothers who wouldn’t love to look polished and have a squeaky clean home when they walk out of the door in the morning. Be well dressed, put their make-up on, style their hair perfectly. I so want to have the time and energy to do these things… but that is certainly … Continue reading Imperfection is for Me