Mommy Martyrdom

Day after day, I see fluffy inspirational quotes and images of what motherhood and family life are supposed to be. The images and quotes typically have an airy and serene feel to them, with their pastel colors and bleached smiles.  The quotes wax poetic about how being a parent is the single most important part of…

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Plotting Babies

I feel like my babies hear me say “I’m getting up at 6am to work on the yard and get things done around here” and they begin to plot on me: “No, mom should sleep in and get some rest.” “I got it! Let’s keep her up all night long so when 6am comes she’s…

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My Mother’s Day Meltdown

This year was my worst Mother’s Day yet. While many people were getting breakfast in bed or snuggling up to their children or, my personal favorite, taking the day off from the business of motherhood and the kids, my day was significantly different. First, I made the mistake of not realizing that I had booked…

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Flailing 3rd Grade

It’s back to school season and parents everywhere are jumping for joy as their kids are leaving the house to be in someone else’s care for several hours a day. For working moms, it’s farewell to expensive summer camps. Pumpkin spice lattes are flying out of coffee shops and the bikini body pressures of the…

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