Memory & Loss

​When English-speaking students first learn proper sentence structure, they are taught to express time in past or present or future tense....more

10 Things I Love About Having Two Boys

10 Things I Love About Having Two BoysI have two boys, ages 13 and 14.  We didn’t find out the gender of either while I was pregnant, and when I was pregnant with the younger, I was really hoping for another boy.  I already had all the toys and clothes, and I knew they’d be great friends.  Many people asked me if I wanted a girl after having two boys, but I never did.  Even though boys can be gross and messy and weird, I love having them.  Here’s just a few of the many reasons why:...more

Mom Guilt

I'm fairly sure I gained "Mom Guilt" the minute I gave birth.  My oldest is 12, so I have a thorough understanding of it.But now?  I see it's gotten much worse.  Now that I'm divorced.Been divorced a year.  We were separated a year before that -- so two years down.I have neverending "Mom Guilt":...more

You Might Be A Home Schooler If....

You Might Be Home Schooled If: Your teacher makes you stop in the middle of math class to pray about your attitude.Grocery shopping or lunch with the grandparents is a "field trip".Walking the dog or riding your bike is "gym class".You do math and language with a cat on your lap.There's only one other person in your class.You've made your teacher cry.You make fun of the kids on the school bus when it goes by.Part of your curriculum is chores.You get your birthday off school....more
Love this list...and I'm not even a home schooler! Or home schooled! So glad I get to say I knew ...more

On Parenting: The Last Day

A few weeks ago I came across an article online referring to the last day - the last day your child falls asleep in your arms, or the last day they need you to help them get dressed. How time is oh so short and you don't know you're in the last day until it's passed. Needless to say - it got my tears flowing. I've already hit "the last day" on a few milestones with the twins, and it breaks my heart....more

The Story of an Invisible Woman

Today I am defeated. I give up. I’m waving the flag.Today I can’t be a mom. I can’t be a wife. I can’t be a friend or sister or daughter.I’ve tried that role, and no one sees me. I’ve tried it every day, and no one looks me in the eye. I am invisible....more

Moms can talk like a famous boxer, "I AM THE GREATEST!"

“I DO NOT GET PAID ENOUGH FOR THIS JOB!” I exclaim as I get up from my makeshift office at the dining room table....more

When Moms Need Therapy

Dear Diary, ...more

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Young Mom

Motherhood came to me a lot earlier than I ever thought it would. I became a mom two months after my 19th birthday. I don't usually like to volunteer that information. I like for people to assume that I'm pushing 30 when I go somewhere with my three crazy kids, but it's not the case. I was a teen mom. ...more
Hi Caroline, your story really resonated with me. My folks were young parents that gave me a ...more

Mother seeking mother to be friends for life

Everyone always told me that life would change when I had children. No duh, of course my life would change. I’ve added new humans to my life and daily routine. There’s no turning back from that.But, no one told me my friendships would change too....more