We All Labor

We All Labor

I was thinking last night. Thinking is dangerous, especially when you’re supposed to be drifting off to sleep, but sometimes you just can’t stop your brain.  Anyway, I was thinking how lucky I was to get to experience “actual” labor with Tank.  With Little...
More Than My Sons’ Mother

More Than My Sons’ Mother

I’ve thought about this a lot since becoming a mom. I want to be more than my sons’ mother. No, it’s not dissatisfaction with my life. Quite the opposite: I want to take the deep love I feel from being my sons’ mother and share it with the...
Be Kind To Yourself

Be Kind To Yourself

I’ve been wanting to write again, but I’ve been stuck. Today I felt slightly unstuck so I Googled and found 30 Journal Prompts To Write About During Social Distancing. It seemed like a good place to start, so here we are. Day 1: What is something kind I...
Easy Ways To Promote Literary At Home

Easy Ways To Promote Literary At Home

Our daycare lady thanked me recently for all my efforts to promote Little Dude’s literacy skills. (At 3, he can recognize more than half his letters most days, and is now working at daycare on associating the correct sound with each letter.) I was proud and happy, but...
Don’t Ask

Don’t Ask

Dear Everyone. Yes – everyone, There are likely hundreds of articles and blog posts discussing what I’m about to say. Yet it doesn’t seem to be sinking in yet, so here’s another version to ponder. Stop – just stop – asking the next mom you see if she...