parenting

Mom Confessions: Am I Holding My Kid Back?

Sometimes, I feel like the world’s least supportive mom.  No, really.  It’s time for another of my Mom Confessions. Okay, so here’s the deal:  Yesterday, Maddie and I are walking home from school, and she’s all excited because there’s going to be an all-school talent show, and she’s going to try out and play the(…)

Momentous Moment (or Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth)

Part of me (a really, really large part of me) can’t even believe that I’m about to write this post.  But… Normally, I hate “Spring Forward!”  I mean, Spring Forward?  Barf.  Even the name is awful.  The actual day itself wasn’t that bad until we had kids.  Pre-kids, I could basically live in denial of(…)

Mom Confessions: Sometimes “Other” Kids Are the Worst

So, the other day, we’re in a “place”, and there are some other children around and Maddie is talking to two of them, when suddenly, she breaks away from them, runs over to me, wraps herself around my leg, and bursts into tears.  I mean, TEARS.  Huge, gulping sobs.  So, I drop down and say,(…)

Surviving Snow Days, PLUS the First Ever Absolute Uncertainties CONTEST!

Surviving Snow Days, PLUS the First Ever Absolute Uncertainties CONTEST!

You guys, I would really like to be “that parent.”  That parent that loves snow days.  That parent who revels in hot chocolate and snow-people and blanket forts.  Facebook has been full of good, patient, snow-playing parents who love being child-like themselves again.  I, however, am not one of them.  See, the truth is that(…)