I typically do not like to wish the years away. With each passing year my kids get older and I, without fail, age more and more. I often wish I could freeze time and enjoy all of the small moments that make life so worthwhile, but not this year. I am completely ready to move … Continue reading …moving on to 2019
I used to think it was just me, but the more I speak to my mom-friends the more I realize that we all compare ourselves to one another. We all want to be the mom that can do it all. Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we think we can stretch out … Continue reading The Mommy Comparison
Depression. It's a disease. Depression is complicated because it carries a stigma, it's difficult to identify as well as it can be chronic. Depressed people often cover it up very well making it hard to diagnose and even harder to treat. If you get the flu, you take a day or two off, people feel … Continue reading One mom’s fight to overcome sadness
They say it takes a village to raise kids, but what if you don't have a village? My husband has been out of town this week. I feel like I don't have a village or a partner. It's just me, my job, our nanny and my kids. To those of you who do it alone … Continue reading What if you don’t have a village?
I have two little girls. This fact scares me to my core. When I envisioned my life 15 years ago, I didn't want any kids. Then, 10 years ago, I wanted 2 boys. Then about 4 years ago I got pregnant with my first girl. 2 years ago, my second girl. As I reflect back, … Continue reading Did you have fun?
I had a topic request and it was one close to my heart. So here is goes... The mommy (parent) mental break down. My friends and I call ourselves many different names during this time: the beast, mother gothel, freak mode. They all mean the same thing: you lose your sh*t. A friend informed me … Continue reading When to walk away.
I hear from people: "You need to take time for yourself " And then I hear: "Cherish every minute with the kids, they grow up so fast." Well, I can't figure out the balance yet. Where do I find time for myself without missing a minute of my "don't-blink" aged kids? Before kids, I had … Continue reading don’t blink vs me time
I have about 100 rules. These rules vary from keeping myself on task, keeping the house organized and keeping the kids in line. Today, as I sit awake at 1:30am, I realize most of these rules are arbitrary. Tonight I've broken about 5 rules (give or take), and you know what, I don't feel bad … Continue reading So many rules
You know those signs they sell that say: "Please excuse our messy house we are busy making memories" You will never find that sign in my home. Just the mere presence of that sign makes me anxious. I must also add: I wish I could be the person who owns and displays that sign. I … Continue reading The Mess
Text messages I received from the nanny today: "S just chest bumped A onto the ground and yelled 'You need to listen' then put her foot on the back of A's knee to make it buckle.... what in the hell is this kid doing" "A just pulled out a chunk of S's hair. Things are … Continue reading Who wants a time out?