My great-grandmother used to say that the state of your life on New Year’s Eve was an indication of the rest of your year.
Her advice used to freak me out. I’d spend my last few days of each year racing around, cleaning out closets, doing crunches, Nairing my upper lip and vacuuming like a mad w
With ice and snow in the forecast, we woke up this morning to Miles’s very first snow day.
He was pissed.
And so was I.
I stayed in bed and closed my eyes and tried to muster up the strength to have some fun with my kids. We couldn’t play in the snow – because it hadn’t actually arrived yet
Even Steven and I were running in a race, and we were nearly to the finish line when the storm sirens started going off. We followed the instructions of the race officials and ran towards a large shelter house to take cover – along with 200 other runners.
When we got into the building, something
I started noticing some changes in my life a couple of years ago.
At first I thought it was pregnancy hormones (I was pregnant with Simon at the time). Then I thought maybe it had something to do with the kind of soap I was using.
But now, I realize that I’m just becoming a middle-aged mom.
My mother was an elementary school counselor and very tuned in to feelings and emotions. And it was very important to her that I grow up to be a strong, confident woman.
So sometimes, when I probably just needed the truth, she would lie…
“Yes – I think you’re a great dancer.”
“No – your
It’s often the case that my mom and my daughter FaceTime eachother in the mornings before Alice goes to preschool.
It’s also often the case that my mom is still in bed during their morning conversation.
Sometimes I listen in, but most of the time I’m busy getting the 2-year-old dressed or the
The next time you suggest a camping trip for the entire family – and you pick the place – the answer is no!
Or, Oh that sounds like fun.
Don’t get me wrong, we had a wonderful time in the woods with the kids – once my heart recovered from the
Miles’s 6th birthday is right around the corner, and he keeps reminding me of how I totally failed him during his birthday party two years ago.
Yes, the kid is still upset about his 4th birthday.
We talked about his birthday party for weeks, and when the big day finally came, he stood at the
I have some good news for you today.
It has officially been confirmed that you are a better mom than I am.
Even if you don’t have kids.
Or if you’re a man.
I know you’ve been suspecting this for some time, but it is now 100% official.
In fact, it became official nearly two months ago,