Fact: All Moms Are Working Moms

Dear Working Moms, Today, you’re all on my mind. Whether your office is in a professional building or in the comfort of your own home, I’ve been thinking about you. Whether you’re a married mom or a single mom, whether you dress up in a suit to go into the city or slide on your yoga pants in the morning to take care of your kids for the day, it’s important to say: We’re all working moms.  ...more
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I’m Worried I’m Ruining My Son: And 6 More Confessions of A Single Mom

When I became pregnant with my son, I was in a relationship with his father and it was alright. We were making it work. We had our ups and downs but like most people that have kids will tell you, children change relationships. Some survive and some don’t. We did not but not for a lack of trying. I love my son’s dad and we will always be great friends and we are actually extremely close. That is all fine. I have reconciled with the fact that we are young parents evolving and trying to figure out the dynamics of our family....more

But Are They Good Kids? (Answer: Probably)

The glasses are all lined up on the cement in a perfect row. The sunlight dances off of the etched designs. The boy's hair blows in the wind as he scours the gravel for his smooth stone picks. Rubbing the stones between his fingers, he stands at the glasses and takes ten paces to his throwing line. Launching his first stone, he smashes the first glass. The glass shatters and echoes off of the garage door. The boy stands tall and looks at the first glass, then smiles. ...more

I discovered a bad mom inside me - she's real // Part 1

Everyone always talks about 'terrible twos' but my daughter has 'PMS 18 months'. It doesn't sound as good but it's true. And it seems like the meltdowns always come when I'm battling an inner meltdown myself. And it's like meltdown + meltdown = monster.And the monster is not the toddler. It's me....more

Why Every Birthday Wrecks Me

    Two days ago, my youngest child turned one. I never thought I'd be the mom who cried on my daughter's birthday, but there were a lot of things I never would have imagined doing, before....more

The Motherhood Club - 14 Years In...

My son turns 14 tomorrow and I’ve spent some time thinking about this milestone, as I do each year. ...more

May I be the Mother

An Open Letter to My Almost-Four-Year-Old on the Day She Almost Made Me Lose it

Dear C, I won’t mince words. You made me angry today. I hadn’t been home for five minutes after a frustrating day at work when you started whining. You wanted candy and Daddy had already told you repeatedly that you couldn’t have it because you had already had an overly-sweetened weekend. The instant I walked in, you hit me up for whatever garbage food was in the cabinet. But I was on to you. I said no. You screamed and I shot you one of those looks you should be familiar with by now: the one signaling my immensely short rope....more