I tuck away my “what ifs” and press into the long day ahead. I press in knowing I’ll need extra coffee, extra strength, and extra grace. I press in, knowing that the day will probably be full of trials and scant of “me time.”
I have two children under 21 months. Nothing is slow in my house. Naptime is the only 2 hours I can really set aside for specific tasks. Ideally, I open the fridge and pull out lettuce, mushrooms, carrots, cucumbers, green onions and chicken that I roasted on my batch cooking day. After I push play […]
I attempted to begin my daughter’s potty-training adventures this morning. The saga lasted just short of an hour and ended with a meltdown because I kept asking her if her pants were dry like a broken record. I found my 8 month old playing in a puddle that graciously turned out to be spilled apple […]
We stood there together, she, being just under three feet tall, and me, a tower behind her, wanting to reach out and offer shelter under my hesitating frame. I couldn’t see her face, but I imagined the trepidation that I could feel as I saw her almost turning back. Standing in the doorway to a […]
I thought Daniel Tiger was running for President. Didn’t you? It sure seems like it when I live with his campaign manager. My toddler does a great job of ensuring that he gets adequate air-time in our home and our undivided attention and support. Voting. I have to get the kids in the car, drive […]
I caused her pain. Ouch. The sting of this realization set deep in my soul as I comforted my sobbing child who recovered only moments afterwards while the poison remained, coursing through my veins. Mommies aren’t perfect.
I’m participating in a writing workshop right now put on by the wonderful writers at Coffee + Crumbs. One of our writing prompts was to write a “Red dot” essay – write about where you are on your map of life, much like the red dots show on mall and zoo maps that “you are […]
I signed up for a Writing Workshop through one of my favorite blogs, Coffee + Crumbs. I haven’t been posting on here because most of my designated “writing” time has been consumed by my weekly assignments. It’s been awhile since I’ve had to write to specific prompts, and I’m so enjoying the challenge. I’ll post one […]