When you're the parent who usually leaves first for work in the morning, tears and whining tend to come with the territory when your kids are little. As they get older, you find the tears turn to bemoaning and sheer lack of motivation to move. Every now and then, I would leave my youngest sleeping... Continue Reading →
So does anyone have this whole full-time career/full-time mom thing figured out yet?
Throughout my own hectic life, I sometimes come to a crossroads where I am left to wonder is it truly possible to have it all without losing my ever-lovin' mind. Most of the time it is my own sense of self-doubt that gets the better of me and leads me to believe that there may... Continue Reading →
A Letter to my Youngest Son as his Big Brother goes off to Kindergarten
When you became more than an idea to your father and me, we knew our family was starting to heal and move forward after losing the older brother you never met. But little did we know, fast forwarding four years that we would have to watch you stand at the door as your six-year-old brother... Continue Reading →
So, I may have a problem. I think it’s a good one though. I’m a parent.
Even years after it stops being an issue, I still find myself going into the boys' room and listen to them breathe. Sometimes I'll even go as far as gently placing my hand on their chest just so it can be pushed up and down by their breathing. When you first have a baby, there... Continue Reading →
And then They Grow Up and have Babies of their Own. Where does the Time go?
Nearly 15 years after I first walked into my husband’s life, it is hard to fathom that my stepdaughter is now a mother of her own after giving birth to a beautiful baby girl this week. There are both perks and downfalls to being a stepmom. Over the years, I have tried to not over... Continue Reading →
Be the ‘Do as I Do’ for them, not just the ‘Do as I Say’
So I know I’ve been in a mother-figure role for the last 14 years, but since I had my boys I have come to realize how impressionable the young minds of children really are from the moment they are born. Now at the ages of 5 and 2, nothing gets past these two. And I mean NOTHING! Any... Continue Reading →