Motherhood

Mom, Do You Know What S-E-X Spells?

“Today I don’t feel like doing anything.  I just wanna lay in my bed.” You might recognize those lyrics from Bruno Mars’ “The Lazy Song.”  I too recognized those words the other day as my newly turned 8-year-old son sang them at the kitchen table while doing his homework. “Nothing at all.  Ooh hoo.  Ooh […] Read more…

Happy 8th Birthday Big C (a day early)

Tomorrow is my baby boy’s birthday.  But I can’t exactly call him my baby boy anymore because he’s turning 8 years old.  I know we all say this as moms, but really, where did the time go?! I remember the 24 hours leading up to Big C’s birth like it was just a few days ago…. …The unexpected doctor’s visit […] Read more…

Top 10 Things I Feel Guilty About

Yesterday I wrote about feeling guilty for lounging on the couch and reading a magazine instead of using my unexpected free time more wisely and productively.  It got me thinking about all the other guilt trips I put on myself.  So here are my… Top 10 Things I Feel Guilty About 10)  I feel guilty that […] Read more…

Learning To Enjoy Guilt-Free Nothingness

My neighbor called me yesterday afternoon to see if I was planning to attend another neighbor’s Superbowl party.  “Nope,” I told her.  “My sinuses are about to explode, my kids are exhausted, and it’s a school night.  Are you going?” “Yeah,” she groaned.  “But I have a migraine, and I really don’t feel like going.” “Then […] Read more…

The Story of Good-byes: Raising Military Brats

“You know who my first girlfriend was?” I was minding my own business, grading papers at my desk during free time the other day when one my students decided to pour his heart out to me.  “Your first girlfriend?”  I asked, stifling a chuckle.  “Hmmm, no I don’t think I know who your first girlfriend was.” “My […] Read more…

The Quest for a Baby-Sitter Who Puts the Pizza in the Fridge

My husband and I went out on another couples’ date over the weekend.  (Wow, going out 2 weekends in a row.  Maybe I’m not such a party pooper!)  We don’t really have a regular baby-sitter so we borrowed one for the night.  This girl was a sweet, responsible, married, 20-something-year old who works in a preschool and is studying […] Read more…

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