3 Reasons Why Running the Sweeper Doesn’t Suck When You’re A Mom

I would not exactly be what you call a neat freak. A bit of a germophobe, yes, but not a neat freak. This is why it is surprising to me that I have come to realize my love for running the sweeper, and as I reflect more deeply on my life as  a mom, here … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Running the Sweeper Doesn’t Suck When You’re A Mom

Ya Win Some, Ya Lose Some

Every parent knows the joys of a parenting win and also the abysmal distress of a parenting fail. I had one of each back to back this weekend that just beg for sharing. On Saturday, a good friend of mine was over for a play date, of the Mommy persuasion rather than kid. She came … Continue reading Ya Win Some, Ya Lose Some

In It For The Right Reasons

Teaching is not a glamorous profession. It is often looked down upon by those not in the field, teachers are blamed for many things that are well beyond their control, and a teacher's salary is not always commensurate with the amount of education and effort that it takes to be one and remain one. However, … Continue reading In It For The Right Reasons

It Runs in the Family

I love my family. Growing up the youngest of six kids has led to some really wonderful experiences as we grew, then got married, then had kids, and then the kids started having kids... and we're all at different phases within this process. My niece who is 11 years younger than I has a son … Continue reading It Runs in the Family

5 Ways Waiting For Your Child To Poop Is Like Negotiating A Hostage Takeover

Any parent of a constipated child knows that the situation can get increasingly more tense as the days roll by without a good poo. As I recently  have had my first experience with this, I came to realize that the situation I was in was much like the negotiating scenes in movies where hostages have … Continue reading 5 Ways Waiting For Your Child To Poop Is Like Negotiating A Hostage Takeover