less-than-stellar moments in parenting

Today was my final drop off at the elementary school my four children have attended since 1998 and the era ended just as I imagined, with me shouting at my 10-year-old right before he exited the vehicle. Awesome. He was just trying to be festive on this second-to-last-day-of-school, plugging a cord into my iPhone toRead more…

share this:
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

i’m lovin’ it

I’d like to leave you this week with some bobs and bits of ridiculous stuff I found while trolling Facebook that might help you, too, waste valuable time today. First, if you spent a good portion of 2012 trying to figure out what all the fuss was over Breaking Bad and then about two straightRead more…

share this:
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

fuck fear

My girlfriend emailed me this video yesterday and had written “Fuck Fear” in the subject line and I was inspired not just by the whole “Lean In” thing but by the sentiment of those two words combined. I’m tired of being afraid. Of not feeling good enough. And I have to keep reminding myself, “IfRead more…

share this:
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

winter is coming (and it’s only memorial day)

I was lying on a bed in a hotel room in the-middle-of-nowhere Virginia last week, waiting for my daughter to finish her final exam for the semester, when I posted the following on my Facebook wall: “Winter is coming.” And I know that Memorial Day is here, and maybe I’ve been watching way too muchRead more…

share this:
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

Five Reasons Mother’s Day Was Pretty Okay

I used to joke that Mother’s Day was not for mothers. If it were, I reasoned, moms would be able to slip away, guilt-free, and spend the day free from butt wiping and nugget baking or whatever was the urgent-need-du-jour. But that never seemed to be the case. There were brunches to attend and pastaRead more…

share this:
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

mommy math

I have a confession to make: although I purport to be this harried mother-of-four – making a sandwich with one hand while blogging with the other — the truth is that over the last nine months two of those kiddos have been far away at school. The brother and sister are back-to-back grade-wise so heRead more…

share this:
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email