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
For 16 long months I waited to get pregnant. I took my temperature every morning. I took all the ovulation tests. I tracked my symptoms. I took pregnancies tests. I got my hopes up. And for 16 long months I was disappointed. My heart was broken. Of ...more
Autism is different for girls, and not only because fewer girls than boys get autism diagnoses. Autistic women and girls not only tend to have different traits than autistic boys do, but are also socialized differently -- leading to many of those ...more
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.
On my due date, Monday, February 1st, I had a prenatal appointment in the morning. She swept my membranes and told me I was dilated to a one and 75% effaced. I went to the chiropractor and acupuncture that afternoon ....more
We’re well into February, and as I’m sure is the case with many, my fitness resolutions aren’t going as well as I had planned. I have every intention of going to the gym and sweating my proverbial (and literal) butt off, but it’s so boring. There are only so many times I can kick box […] The post Fitness Awakens: Lightsaber Training with New York Jedi appeared first on The Fairytale Traveler ....more
Over the last couple years my life has changed drastically. My daughter, who I call "The Child," left the nest. I got married for the first time. I became an aunt—twice. I had a major unplanned surgery which was hard emotionally and physically. Bought a house. Sold a house. Changed jobs. Had other health issues. Started a business.And most recently, 6 weeks ago, my grandson arrived. I am a grandmother. I repeat. I’m a 37-year-old GRANDMOTHER....more