Mommy Fail: My Hairdresser Noticed My Son Was Teething Before I Did

Something was up. Yesterday, my son E, who is almost 6-months-old, was really fussy and cranky -- more so than usual. Today, I set him in his bouncer so I could make a sandwich and he played happily -- for about five minutes. Then, with no warning, he was inconsolable. Red-faced, screaming, sobbing. I tried everything to calm him as I tried to pack us up to get out of the door for my hair appointment....more
Please don't count this as a "Mommy Fail."  If not noticing two little white bumps is a "fail," ...more

He Died Before I Could Say His Name

He died before I could say his name. On January 11, 1985, exactly five days before I turned six months old, my father died. He and my mother were on the road after a day of skiing and had a terrible accident. He died at the scene. My mother spent the next six months, yes you read that correctly, in a coma. She awoke mentally and physically disabled and has remained that way ever since. Today is exactly five days before E turns six months old, and I cannot stop thinking about what it must have been like for them. Did it happen very quickly?...more
Wow. I can't imagine what that's like --- a mom of a child the same age you were then. You ...more

My First Day as a Stay-At-Home-Mom

I'll admit it, I was nervous. All last week as today got closer and closer, I got more worried. One big, important question circled around in around in my head: What if I don't like being a stay-at-home mom? This was my choice. No one forced me into it. I had the unwavering support of my husband, my family and my friends. The funny thing is, I never even considered staying at home until about week eight of my maternity leave....more
I had a lot of those thoughts and fears on my first day at home too. Here's hoping you enjoy ...more