This is the time of year where I normally begin a slow descent into depression. It took me quite a while to recognize this. Last year was the first time I put two and two together. Every December I become very emotional. Very weepy. Prone to unwarranted and unexpected bouts of tears. My little brother …Read More
If You Are Having A Hard Time Getting Your Kids Out The Door In The Morning, This Approach May Help.
Today we had one of those rare mornings where everyone had eaten breakfast, everyone was dressed, all teeth were brushed and all lunches were packed about a half an hour before the buses were coming. What I have learned from experience though, is that even when we are all pretty much ready to go with …Read More
Number 6 and Number 7 share a room. And every night, we have the same routine at bedtime. I read them a story, and then I lie down in their beds with them and sing them each two songs while I rub/scratch their backs. Usually we do things in the same order. I sit on …Read More
Power struggles are the worst. They are exhausting and infuriating. What we may not realize, though, is that our kids aren’t creating this problem. We do it to ourselves! We don’t mean to do it. Many of us don’t even realize when we are doing it. But when you really pay attention to this, you might be …Read More
Dear First Time Mom, It’s okay. It’s okay if you are overwhelmed. If you feel like you are failing. Drowning. Completely fucking up. We have all been there. You are not alone. And you are not alone if your emotions are all over the map. Because you have now entered the world of extremes. You love …Read More