Parent Like Someone Is Watching

You know that famous saying that begins "Dance as if no one is watching you"? The idea being that we might be our true selves and live happier lives if we weren't so self-conscious....more

Is Parenting Feeling Hard? Maybe You're Thinking Too Much.

Sometimes I can't wait for the day to be over. Yes, I said it. Sometimes I am just trying to kill the seemingly endless hours between the crack-of-dawn time that my kids wake up, to the can't-come-soon-enough hour that they go to sleep. Perhaps this feeling stems from the really intense phase our daughter has been going through in which she needs to be in control of everything. And when she's not allowed to have her way, holy Mother of God...watch yourself!...more

I was trying to link to my Facebook & Twitter accounts, but ended up with a lot of HTML garbage! ...more

Best Friends, Or Just Brother And Sister?

I have a good friend with boy/girl twins who are just 3 days younger than mine. when my children were less than a year old and still completely ignoring each other, hers were seeking each other out. Hers were the twins with the secret twin "language" that only they understood. In the middle of the night her son calls for his sister instead of mommy. There's a part of me that wished for my kids to be so close, to be so "twin-like"....more

Reality Check

Six months after my husband and I were married, he narrowly missed having a heart attack. An angioplasty and 3 stents later, he was (more or less) good as new. It was a scare and a shock and afterwards I was all over his food intake and his exercise regime. And time passed. We went through our battle with infertility, he closed a business and opened a new one. I was pregnant with twins. We said goodbye to our little one-bedroom by the beach and hello to a larger home to accommodate our expanding family. Life moved on....more

When Superman Wants A Fairy Wand

Our son is sweet and funny and charming. He is currently obsessed with dressing like his soccer coach, builds jails for his dinosaurs and is often, as I once saw a boy described, "noise with some dirt on it". I don't quite know where this boy came from because as recently as 3 months ago he threw a tantrum over the fact that he did not receive "Fancy Nancy" dress up clothes like his twin sister did at birthday time. Poor boy....more

This parenting gig presents us with challenges we never thought we'd face and shows us things ...more

Stories We Tell Ourselves

Life doesn’t always turn out the way you think it will.  As a young girl, I definitely had my ideas about what my life would be like when I “grew up”.  I would, of course, be married.  I would have my first child by 24.  I would be a fabulously successful fashion designer.  I would live in New York with my equally successful husband.  Perhaps he was an architect.  Yes, I had plans. ...more

Great post, Gina. I hope other women find your honesty in sharing your story helpful. more