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
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!
I like taking life experiences and writing about them in a way that is empowering.But that’s not always possible.Sometimes, life is just hard. Almost every time I break my bedtime (yes I have one), either my lovely child wakes me up in the middle of the night and/or my racing mind. Being a parent has … Continue reading Parenting Pressure Cooker
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
Early this morning the smoke detector went off. Yada yada yada. My daughter did wake up. Which meant my me-time in the wee hours of the morning was taken away. Being that I am currently processing 30 years of trauma and personal growth and evolution, I kinda need my me-time—now more than ever! She refused … Continue reading Mama Needs Space
I forgot my snack And you brought it to me I missed the bus one morning It was more like 3 You drove me to school when I was late You said everything I did was perfectly great Now I’m grown up and I don’t know how To struggle, to cope, I can’t disavow All … Continue reading Overprotected Turns Dejected
Am I raising a humanoid? Or am I just being paranoid? My kid is stuck on TV— Is that supposed to bring me glee?
One of the skills you learn to develop as a parent is stopping things in the middle of what you are doing. This is especially hard for someone like me who likes to wrap a pretty bow on everything I do. And while it's a great skill to be able to complete things, it's also … Continue reading Drop Everything, Your Child Needs You
Pushing my toddler daughter in that classic red toy car a few months ago, led me to think about how we are tour guides for our children. We show them the world. Sometimes we can't see their expressions or reactions as they explore and learn, often we can! (So adorable!) But in all cases, part … Continue reading We Are Our Children’s Tour Guides
Growing up I watched a lot of Rom Coms. To this day, I still enjoy the fantasy stories of man meets woman and how they fall in love. But ever since becoming a parent I have noticed that the love between a parent and their child is just as romantic, albeit in a very different … Continue reading The Love Between a Parent and Child