I sat in front of my computer, with my son standing to my right. We scrolled through Pinterest looking for Valentine’s Day printables. It was a few days before February 14, and word had gone out from the teachers at his school that valentine cards ...more
It’s almost Valentine's Day, which means that somewhere out there thousands of moms are frantically searching Pinterest for the perfect Valentine’s Day inspiration. They are making glittery Valentine’s Day slime, creating Valentine’s Day robot craft ...more
I'm always on a hunt for more time to spend with family, do the laundry, read a great book, sleep, and many of my friends feel the same way. Just last week I had a conversation with a friend about how we'd like 30-hour days -- with everyone else ...more
With more and more states requiring childcare providers to fill roles they were never trained to fill, providers are struggling to provide a well-rounded set of child development services. As providers most of us never went to college for a degree in ...more
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 ...more
February 7th to 13th is Feeding Tube Awareness Week. While I respect the Feeding Tube Awareness organization, especially its outreach to parents, I have mixed feelings about the awareness week.
I'm certain we didn’t start out like this. You were so excited. You liked my tiny rose in the middle, a minor decoration, but detail enough. A little embellishment to hide under your clothes.
You liked that I was simple and comfortable. I liked your curves and of course, your taste. You took me home and unwrapped me from the fine tissue paper. Caressed me. We studied in the mirror together how we complemented each other.
I have two boys, they are 9 and 11, and they have finally put their foot with insisting their need for a pet. They’ve begged, they’ve pleaded, they’ve promised me the moon and the stars if only I will get them a pet. The thing is, I have a strong dislike of animals.
Your first night out after a having a baby is always a little nerve-wracking, I don't think anything prepares you for that moment you leave your baby, safe in the care of someone else. You've carried round your little bundle for all those months and it's hard to anticipate the attachment that builds with all those lovely bonding hormones which flood your body after delivery....more
Please let this post be a salient warning heads-up for any girls out there looking for some romance with a farmer… (that’d include all those Farmer Wants A Wife chickadees, lining up in that traditional matchmaking venture: reality telly!) Today is Valentines Day. I know this because various media outlets (and Facebook in particular) keeps reminding me. This is where my husband was on V Day 2016… In a lovely green paddock ....more
It would be a disservice to relegate the play Lines in the Dust as a compulsory offering of social protest fiction and bandwagon outpour, seeking attention on entitlement that audiences passively care about its themes and subjects to indict structural racism in America. To applaud it on such terms demeans the work below its highest merit as an actor’s play; it simply uses race to occur....more