Maybe it's the questions from strangers about when we'll have another child — those questions come really quickly after you have one. Maybe's it's the clichéd ticking of the biological clock. Either way, I feel the need to share that for us, one...
The fact is, this isn't about bento box at all. This is about the constant pressures of motherhood, the constant fear that we are not providing the best for our children, and the constant battle of social comparison. To me, the bento box encapsulates the constant striving for perfection. And, the fact is, I'm done striving for perfection. I'm striving to be perfectly fine.
I had one of those moments tonight when I got it right. It was way past bedtime, and my husband had not yet emerged from the preschooler’s room. I went in, preparing to take over and get the situation under...
We all have some version of a 10K in our lives. We all have a challenge ahead of us that we can use to break through the maternal wall. And we can shatter all the ideas out there that limit us as women who happen to also be moms. I hope my story will inspire you to find out what your 10K is and decide that you will get through it and come out stronger than when you started. I know you can.
It's only January, and in our house we have already had two rounds of colds each, plus that nasty norovirus over Christmas. I was seriously concerned that we would run out of barf buckets. Fun times. Personally, I vacillate...
I am a white woman raising white children with my white husband in our predominantly white New England town. I was born in the south, raised in the west, moved back to the south, and now reside in the...
One of the many benefits of living near Boston is access to top-class restaurants and healthy eating options. Many of our local restaurants are offering "farm-to-table" options, which got me thinking, "Why am I not doing this?" We are being...
When I was a kid, the one thing I feared about becoming a parent was the lack of sleep. Turns out there are WAY more things to be afraid of, but I was not wrong about the sleep thing....
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It’s harsh, but it's true. We are ruining our children and, in the process, contributing to the downfall of society. If you and I exhibited the same behaviors we let our young children get away with, we’d be put...
The beautiful truth is, the day I first told her about her CP probably won’t be a defining moment in her life, because she was really too young to remember it. It was, though, a defining moment in mine. It was a shift in the way we related to each other, and for the first time since her diagnosis I felt like I wasn’t lying to her anymore. It was in that moment I found the power of being honest, open, and matter of fact.
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