Somewhere in between, or floating above, the layers of responsibility of each day is the thin but taut layer of emotion. Some days it’s stable, at a comfortable distance, and not intrusive. Other days it is constantly changing positions; we hit our heads on it, then suddenly we’re bouncing up and down on it. And… Continue reading Check those emotions at the first sound of the alarm
Through my personal research on motherhood in the United States, I’ve come to agree with Susan Maushart and something she says in her book “The Mask of Motherhood”: “…we devote more care to the licensing of automobile drivers than we do to preparing adults for parenthood. It’s a point worth pondering. Limiting our education for… Continue reading Parenting vs. learning to drive
As a stay-at-home mom, I am an expert. I want to feel valued, respected, supported, and acknowledged. I want to be acknowledged as the expert in my particular field of motherhood and as head of household. I invite my methods to be questioned out of genuine concern and interest, but not out of spite, pride,… Continue reading Shut the door. Have a seat.