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
At midnight on December 31, 2010, I posted the following as my Facebook status: BRING IT. And I meant it. I want to win the essay contest I entered in September of last year. I want to win the Ford Explorer, or whatever SUV it is that the local Dominick’s is giving away. I want… Continue reading Multi-disciplinary multi-tasking multi-talent
Distractions take on a whole new meaning when you have two hours to yourself among a 12-hour day with three kids under four. Dilly-dallying can throw off your entire day. It starts when I decide to “sleep in” – meaning, sleep until the kids need to get up for school versus getting up 1/2 hour… Continue reading No distractions!
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.