true life mom confessions: rite of passage

Let’s talk today about a rite of passage that your mom, her mom and her moms mom dealt with. Let me start with a story. Today at my desk, something caught my attention from the corner of my eye. Panic ensued as I looked down at my forearm to see a hair. Not just any …

5 super-average super-mom powers I wish I had

Growing up I remember playing loads of games. Don’t touch the ground, vet tech, school, the list goes on and on. One of my favorites was the superpower game. The one where you’d talk about which superpower you’d want and why. I always wanted to fly. Always. Which is ironic, seeing as I am scared …

no f*cksgiving

I have run out of cares and I am done adulting, so we are doing things a little different this year. Typically we drive the ten plus hours to my mother-in-laws house and spend thanksgiving with my husband’s family, which includes; four grown kids and spouses, his mother and stepdad and our six other nieces …

the moment when you know you’re doing something right as a parent

In an article I had written a while back about parent shaming, I addressed the point that as parents, we are our own worst critics. I am confident enough in this statement to say that if you haven’t found yourself questioning at least one choice you’ve made as a parent, then you aren’t doing it …