Being a mom is hard, and that’s okay.
Today I met some friends in town for coffee and shopping. I ended up bear hugging my four-year-old on a bench as she screamed and kicked in a level ninety-nine tantrum. A shop owner came out of a pottery store with wide eyes, but her face softened when she saw me. I’m so sorry I […]
Dear Mama, In case you forgot the magic…
This weekend I got to experience magic. One of my best friends invited me and a few others to be there for the birth of her first baby. I’ve never seen birth – except my own. It was magic. Birth is magic. It is terrible, it is messy, and it is brilliant. After 24 hours of hard […]
Confessions: Things I Accidentally Taught my Kids
Sometimes I teach my kids things that I did not intend to teach them. Sometimes this is an extra bonus, like when I accidentally taught my oldest child to be extremely bossy. I pretend to hate this, but really it’s like getting a third parent for free. I’m half-heartedly retraining him to be a child. It is […]