“Does being a good mom and wife make us mediocre at everything else?” My friend sent me this text message a few days ago. Her words stirred something inside me that I think about often—and then immediately stop thinking about because it depresses me. The answer? I feel like it should be an emphatic, Stuart […]
We woke up at 6:30, when it was still dark out, an unusually early hour for both of us. While the rest of the family slept, we dressed hurriedly; I shoveled oatmeal in my mouth as I packed our backpack with waters and snacks. Our friends were with us, and we gathered in the driveway […]
Dear Fellow Fifth Grade Moms, I’ve been wanting to talk to you for a long time. I’ve had questions about whether or not you allow your girls to use certain apps, how you plan to talk to them about sex, what you think about academic achievement and homework, and how you think we can best […]
While my girls and I were hundreds of miles from home visiting my parents, my almost-ten-year-old daughter got a fairly serious foot laceration. We took her to a local urgent care to have it examined; it’s always stressful seeking medical help when traveling, but we were fortunate to have prompt and effective treatment from the doctor […]
Nine years old is an interesting age. So is thirty-seven, come to think of it. My daughter and I are both experiencing growing pains of sorts, in both similar and different ways. As a 4th grader, she’s not quite a “tween yet,” although I suspect she may become one in a matter of months; it’s a […]
It seemed like a small miracle that my third grade daughter’s dance routine was the second act in the two-hour lineup of her school talent show. I let out a sigh of relief when I saw her name so close to the beginning, knowing that we were off the hook if (when?) our three-year-old was […]
Self promotion is a difficult thing for many writers, and many women, to do. It makes me uncomfortable. But today- I’m doing it! Welcome to my new site!
Are you tired of being called selfish? Do you think it’s possible to be a “selfist” instead? Find out what I think the difference is.
Award season is upon us- we want to know what moms like YOU are wearing for the Oscars this year!
The Brilliant Book Club is discussing The Good Mother Myth today: Has the myth of the “good mother” made an impact on your life?