7 Home-Based Jobs for Full-Time Moms

When a working woman becomes a mom, her priorities change. Instead of just thinking about herself and her work, there’s also the little baby - who needs her love, care and time - to think of....more

God Is It Too Much To Ask?

 God, is it too much to ask? I'm trying. I see my son, and I don't want him to be like me. I don't want him to be the one on the outside looking in, wanting to join, but instead is just watching. Because that's me....more

"He's Not the Sun": Cristina Yang and Barbara Walters' Last Message to Women about Having it All

Sandra Oh has left Grey's Anatomy, and frankly, now that she's gone, there is no other reason to watch the show. For me, she was the show, and for the past nine years, I only tuned in to watch how her character, Cristina Yang, would break yet another stereotype, yet another normative female behavior. And she never failed me....more
Tracy Gibb  You're right about that, Tracy. It's a challenge on both sides. Thanks for commenting.more

Eyeball conversations with pregnant chicks

When I see a chickadee walkin’ down the street in all her eight month pregnant glory, glowing like the sun and rubbing her belly expectantly- I feel it is my duty to have a serious “come to Jesus” conversation with her about what she should be doing with her life at that moment (sleeping, sleeping,a nd sleeping). But, that would be rude, inappropriate and frankly, super weird. So instead, I have the conversation with my eyes....more

Heart Etchings From a Yet-to-Be-Mom

An unread letter written on Sept 10, 2011...more

The Moments that Matter

I’ve been playing around with the notion of how a mom knows whether she’s doing a good job.It’s not like we get a performance review each year with a list of what we accomplished and a raise from the boss. Motherhood isn’t that type of job. Three years ago, I was toying with the same idea and wound up publishing this piece under the title, A Great Gift. It has been edited from the original that appeared on the Dishwasher on May 8, 2011. Thanks for letting me revisit it today. ...more

Mothers Days

Due to a whole host events including spring break, Easter and Passover, my oldest son's baseball team is making up a missed game by playing a double header today. On Mothers Day. My first reaction was “hmm…I might have to play hooky from one of those,” but then I thought about how I really enjoy watching the kids play, that it’s a wonderful group of parents and my youngest son has a great time seeing the siblings, and it’s supposed to be a pretty day; so whatever, play ball!...more

10 Reasons I am Grateful for my Children

Sunday is Mother's Day here in this part of the world. It's a day when my children will act like sweet, cherubic little darlings, wait on me hand and foot, snuggle on demand and then leave me alone afterwards. I won't have to cook or clean or fold one piece of laundry, nor hunt down a lost shoe... beep, beep, beep, beep, beep, beep! Wha?? blink, blink. Oh. I was dreaming. Dang. Pretty sure in the 13 years I've been a mom, Mother's Day has never been quite that idyllic....more

10 Things No One Tells You About Being a Mom

Being a mom is the only experience I have ever had that has taken me through such a roller coaster of emotions.  Joy, laughter, love, frustration, anxiety, fear, anger, sadness and excitement.  Each day brings new challenges, experiences and joys.  I wouldn’t trade it for anything, but these are the ten things I with I’d been told about being a mom....more
Love this!  So true :)  I wouldn't change anything about having my kids.  I can't even imagine ...more