Last week I felt like I was constantly rushing. Rushing downstairs when I woke up to make the coffee and get myself ready. Rushing to rouse the girls and help them get dressed and brush their hair. Rushing out the door and heading to daycare drop-off – making sure I pulled into the parking lot precisely at 7:15. I knew I had a one minute … Continue reading Stay With Me – Ignoring That Pile of Dishes In My Sink
The other day I lost it. My daughter refused to walk down the stairs, to sit on the toilet, to wear pants, to put on her shoes. She complained about not being allowed to eat a donut for lunch, about having to wash her hands after using the toilet, and about having wet hair (after her long tresses dipped into the toilet water as she … Continue reading Here’s Why You Need to Apologize to Your Kids
There are a lot of days I screw up. But today was not one of them, even though it could have been. After work I had a doctor appointment, and then I picked up the kids from daycare and we went straight to the grocery store. I knew I was pushing it, but my kids are pretty good and I brought diapers and snacks. I … Continue reading Today I Did Good.
You know how when you sing, sometimes you can’t hear when you’re off-key? It seems like a lot of people tend to think they are better at singing than they actually are (especially after imbibing adult beverages) but, not me. I can hear my off-key-ness LOUD and CLEAR and you know if YOU can hear it, it must be really bad. Really really. So, it was a … Continue reading Singing Off-Key (And Loving It): A Small Collection of Remixes For Parents of Toddlers
Before I became a parent, I had a few relatively close friends who began starting families, and after the birth of their little ones, I never really saw them again. I tried calling periodically, and would offer up the same sort of date idea we used to do together, usually coffees or lunch dates. Usually the offer was rejected and after a few attempts to stay connected, … Continue reading Once We Become Parents We Don’t Want To Hang Out With You Anymore (But Not For The Reasons You Think)