Doing all the hard work Day in and day out Feeding them, bathing them, Giving them structure Getting them to bed Waking them up Chauffeuring them around Being a listening ear when they need one If there is no magic in the mundane Then what do we make of all this? I’m starting to see … Continue reading Preach! The Peachiness of Parenthood
Working hard cuz she has no choiceHer daughter stares into her face I need you mommy, you are my rock The sleepless night she plumb forgot The hellish year she never knew The years of tireless effort too And so it comes another day Of putting in one’s best Since there’s no other way
It’s so hard to keep going when things feel awry. Much easier in the moment to curl up into a ball and hide. But the truth is, much like my 4 yo daughter’s experience with completing her puzzle this morning, sometimes the only way out of the confusion is to keep going. To try things … Continue reading When Things Don’t Seem Right, Keep Going
I put the water bottle in her room so she wouldn’t ask for it at 3 am like the night before. I thought I had it made. “I’m gonna sleep like a baby tonight!” Nope. Faint words began to interrupt my dream. Moments later, I’m up. She didn’t need more water this time, she needed … Continue reading Good Morning! Wait, What?! It’s 3 am!
Ppl with no kidsppl with nine kidsWhere do I fit in?Is her life what mine is?I'm a failure when it comes to expectationsBut I'm told it's not my job to carry a whole nationSet my sights a little lowerFocus on each step as I'm growin'helpin' her growmaking it soshe has a lovin' momNot some dashin' … Continue reading Mama Growing Pains II
"I want to have your baby"Songs written by those gone crazyOur love would drown in the diaper changesAnd sleepless nightsLeading to reasonless fightsJust because things don't feel rightCuz we're constantly itching for something moreContinuously plagued by moment-to-moment bore-domI once was ableNow free time is just a fableSo I'm less capableBut life's not less escapableTrained on … Continue reading Mama Growing Pains
Happy Birthday to my daughter! And happy birthaversary to me! Y’all, motherhood is hard! For different reasons at different stages. But always it’s a challenge in self-care. I forgot my lunch today. It’s hard planning for your kid and yourself and your family all the time. I got so lucky. My own mother, who is … Continue reading Daughter Turns 4!
My favorite part of the communal Hanukkah lighting Sunday night was speaking to a woman and her son about their previous Dwali. I guess that’s ok. I’m over large Jewish community gatherings. Been 30 years. That’s long enough, no? My 4 yo daughter had so much fun. She ran around doing activities with her close … Continue reading Hanukkah Musings
We may think that we are helping our kids by eating the burnt toast and saving the good stuff for them. But kids model our behavior, so in fact we are harming them. For they see us eat the burnt toast and learn that when one grows up one eats burnt toast. So, let’s change … Continue reading Martyrdom and Motherhood
I learned anxiety from the same person who taught me life and love; shimmying and being in awe of nature. It’s interesting how visceral our parents’ impact on us can be. I recently watched “You” on Netflix. Certainly put my own life in perspective. My role models. The role model I am for my own … Continue reading Modeling Mom