News from the Trenches

Now that I’m full on “in the trenches” of toddler hood, there are some pieces of wisdom/truths of life with a tiny dictator that I feel I must pass along to those who come behind me.  Sort of like a manual, only less instructional and more “Dude, I’ve been there and it’s really NOT just […]

Stream of Conciousness Sunday

Today’s prompt over at Jana’s Thinking Place is to spend five minutes writing about someone who has been dropped into your life for a reason.  And though I don’t normally write on Sundays, I had to respond to this call because it just hits home after the week I’ve had. (also I didn’t follow the […]

Why “I Don’t Know How You Do It” Should Come Out of Your Vocabulary

When I was newly single, I read a blog post by another single mother that discussed her disdain with the whole “I don’t know how you do it” comment that we get… well… ALL the time.  When I read it, I was sort of taken aback because, why would you be upset that people recognize […]

Liberating Working Moms from Mainstream Media

I’m on a rant over at Liberating Working Moms about who is portrayed as “successful” in working mother magazines.  I think it’s unfortunate that the media seems to think we only want to read about women who can afford live in help, the most expensive shoes and clothes, and vacations in Aspen (where the beer […]

Us: With the World

J had his first dose of anesthesia when he was just three months old.  I remember holding him in my arms, snuggling him close, while they injected the medicine into the tiny tube attached to his forehead and swallowed down sobs as his eyes rolled back in his head and he went limp against me.  […]

When Poison Ivy Attacks… again.

Dear Dr. Dermatology: You may or may not know this, but I’m a single mom with two dogs.  This means that I have the distinct pleasure of being, well, basically covered in grossness at all times when I’m at my home.  If it’s not poop from potty training, it’s poop from cleaning up the back […]

It Takes a Village

There are a lot of things I admire/covet about my sister: her ability to let troubles roll off her back like oil on water; her imaginative and sweet-natured son and daughter; her wide expanse of a yard including an herb garden, chickens, bees, and a swing set;  her attentive and engaged husband… the list goes […]

Waiting for “Balance”

I spent the better part of today in a variety of semi-sterile waiting rooms; waiting on doctors for J, waiting on pre-op clearance, waiting on the dermatologist to tell me that yes, I do have poison ivy for the fourth time this year.   I spent so much time in these waiting rooms, that I spent […]

Silencing the Idle Babble

In The Little Mermaid, Ursula convinced Ariel to give up  her voice in part because “After all dear, what is idle babble for?” The line always sort of amused me but I never gave it much thought until recently. And by recently, I mean the moment that my child learned to string sounds into words […]

My So Called Toddler

Yesterday, we had a play date with a boy in J’s class and his parents.  They came over for dinner and the boys played for a while until their son apparently went to play with a toy that J didn’t want him to play with.  A small argument ensued and I did what all parents […]

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