This was my first Christmas as a mother and I must admit, it felt a little weird. I’ve always taken great pride in my gift giving abilities. You know, being able to know exactly what my loved ones want and waiting to see their excited faces as they opened their presents.
Another year is about to come to a close and many of us are left wondering where the time has gone. Every year I’m left wondering why I didn’t accomplish more. The answer may not be the same for everyone, but in my case, I know that I have to create measurable goals.
That feeling is all too familiar. Sitting at a desk with those hard plastic or wooden chairs for almost an hour, attempting to contort your body into a semi-comfortable position. That’s middle school for you.
It always seems like a good idea at the time. I'll plan an elaborate Thanksgiving menu and convince myself that it'll only take a few hours to prep and cook everything. It never does.
Like many moms, self care has fallen to the bottom of my list of important activities. I know I have to make time for me, but work and family obligations regularly move to the front of the queue. Also, getting to the spa can be a stretch.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and instead of getting down about the polar vortex that has enveloped much of the country, let's get excited about family, food and fun!
I have previously written about how hard it is to make mom friends, but reading this blog post made me relive how lonely being a mom can be. When I was preparing to become a mom, I was warned about many things, but soul-crushing loneliness was not one of them.
Have you been sucked in by all of the adorable babies in your Facebook feed? Do you coo at every infant you see in the grocery store? You may not be able to contain your throbbing ovaries much longer, the baby fever is coming for you!
Moving your life from one place to another is a challenge, especially with a child. Here are a few reflections on my recent move and a few tips to help your next move go smoothly.
When you stop spending so much time worrying about being an adult, kids can teach you how to have a lot of fun!