We often worry about how we look, how we dress, how we appear to other people. Until this afternoon I've never really stopped and thought about how I appear to my children. Abby had just woken from a nap and started to take photos with my smartphone. "Give it back," I said. "Please, just let … Continue reading How My Children See Me
Here are a couple of doodles I made this morning. Can any of you relate? Kid songs get stuck in my head all day. I used to think my mom was so grumpy when I took naps with her. This is what my Sunday nap was like. Now I understand. Mom, I'm sorry.
Growing up, I never doubted that I would have children, and I always knew that I would have two girls. I believed that girls were fun, they didn't like gross stuff, they smelled better, played nicer... Can you tell that my only sibling was a girl? I didn't have any close male cousins or friends. … Continue reading I Love Having a Son
Do you ever have days where it seems as though when you try your hardest to be a good parent you just end up feeling like you are doing the opposite? I don't try to be the cool mom and I'm not one of those parents who let their kids get away with being little … Continue reading Motherhood: The Art of Pissing Off Everyone
I have not shared much about my having epilepsy in the past. In fact, I may not have mentioned it at all. Usually it is something I keep close to my chest and do not discuss with most people, not because I am ashamed of it, but rather because I feel like once I do … Continue reading I am Not my Illness
Naturally as parents we try to give our kids everything we can, and not only everything, but the best of everything that we can provide. I know I myself sometimes get carried away with trying to make sure everything is just right, whether it is how a bedroom is decorated, how a meal is put … Continue reading Accepting ‘Good Enough’ and Letting Go of the Associated Mom Guilt
Today I got my Flu shot. Have you had yours yet? Last year I had both Influenza A and B, even though I had received a Flu shot. I felt like I had been hit by a train, but I was grateful that I had been vaccinated because had I not, I would have felt … Continue reading Get Your Flu Shot!