To my children, This past weekend I put in 33 hours at work. I was tired. I was tired when I got home Sunday evening. You guys were excited to see me. After all, 33 hours at work is 33 hours away from you. Everyone had something to tell me, everyone wanted hugs, and all [...]
I love you. I’ve loved you since before you were born. You are the one that first made me a mother. You were an adorable, happy boy. Your smile could (and still does) light up a room. It wasn’t all giggles though. You were a colicky baby, and I spent many, many nights pacing back [...]
They say time heals all wounds. I don't think I agree with that. Especially on days like today. Days like today prove that I am most certainly not healed. When you died, seven days before my daughter was born, it shook me to my core. I know that you were at peace, and that you [...]
Children go to school. Children go to a baby-sitter. Adults pay bills. Grown ups go to work. So why do I suddenly feel like a child at the baby-sitter while I'm at work? Never have I been so micromanaged. I am good at my job. Good enough in fact, that my employer made me manager. [...]
Society says a stay at home mom is a mom that stays home and raises the children. Society says a working mom is a mom that works outside of the home and earns a paycheck. I say society is full of crap. I too raise tiny humans, even though I go to work everyday. A [...]
If you would have asked me ten years ago what kind of mom I was going to be, I would have said: I was going to be a stay at home mom. A patient one. I was going to spend my days doing all sorts of learning activities with my kids, not to mention the [...]
All you need is love, a cup of coffee, && fabulous red hair.
Kids are forgiving. Kids are resilient. Moms, however, are not so quick to bounce back and forgive themselves.
And if I'm being honest, I'd almost rather leave my hair pulled up in my messy bun, and hope that I can get away with using dry shampoo for one more day because I'd rather take a nap.
Every decision you make a mom defines who your children will become.