“I’m not cut out to be a mother.” In my nine years of motherhood, this helpless, self-judging phrase has crossed my consciousness too many times to count. Has it crossed yours, too, mama? Does it cut you right to the core, like it does me?
If you want to have a productive, realistic schedule as a stay-at-home mom, you have to first build yourself a framework–and then make it work for you instead of against you. It’s kind of like the dreaded diaper bag (is your husband as reluctant to dig through yours as mine is? That thing is like a black hole!). The thing… Read More
Every few months something sends a shock through our household that throws us into survival mode. It can be something as huge and long-term as a grueling pregnancy or as small and short term as my husband having to work a string of night shifts. Because I’m often parenting solo because of my husband’s schedule, I’ve had to get good… Read More
My kids love each other. They do. But last summer I thought I might lose my mind. Day after day, hour after hour, for the first few weeks I was called in to referee. There were sharing tug-of-wars. There was yelling, fighting, tussling, and even some hair-pulling. There was “That’s not fair!” “I’m having it!” and lots and lots of “I’m telling… Read More