The job of working moms is a never-ending one. Between the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. duties in the office and the 24/7 responsibilities to your little one, life can be exhausting. It's true, a beautiful gift basket and some chocolate covered roses can make a woman's heart sing, and gifts like those from FTD are a staple from a man to his wife on Mother's Day. But what about those items on mommy's Mother's Day wish list that money can't buy? Longer Maternity Leave The moment you temporarily pack up your office desk to welcome a new bundle of joy into … [Read more...] about What Working Moms Really Want This Mother’s Day
If you're like me, when you were growing up, moms was just always "there" when you needed her. Your clothes were always clean, your room was always clean, breakfast, lunch and dinner were on the table at a set time every day. When the holidays came around - you would go to school and come home to decorations everywhere. Mom was always there when you needed to talk, or quietly hovering in the background. Mom is the one who kept everything together. She is the one who ran her home like a well-oiled machine. I envy that. My well-oiled machine … [Read more...] about Moms: The Backbone of the Family
Those of you who know me, know that I have some pretty severe dental issues going on. No matter how vigilant I was with my dental hygiene, heredity reared its ugly head and I am going through the same issues that my mother and grandmother dealt with as well. So it should come as no surprise that I'm supremely anal when it comes to my kids' dental hygiene so they do not have to suffer in the manner that I have over the years. Today, I have a guest post for you from Hannah Whittenly that discusses this very topic. Enjoy! Many parents obsess … [Read more...] about Teeth Care: 5 Things You Should Teach Your Kids
Sunday, May 12th, is Mother's Day here in the United States, so I wanted to take a moment to wish all of the moms out there a very Happy Mother's Day! Some Mother's Day Musings (You know you weren't going to get off that easy, right?) My family's celebration of Mother's Day is usually hit or miss. Sometimes they remember, more often than not, they forget - even with the millions of reminders that I give them. Last year, I got all mushy and poignant in my Mother's Day post, so I'm not going to do that this year. The women who come in … [Read more...] about Happy Mother’s Day Moms!
When you hear those three little words from your physician, "Congratulations! You're pregnant!" you have absolutely no freaking idea what you have just gotten yourself into. Admit it - you know I'm right! Did you honestly think about the ramifications of becoming a MOTHER when you heard those words? Hell no! You were either overjoyed and about ready to split your face open from grinning so hard or you sat there in a state of shock and ready to cry because it was totally not what you were expecting. Either way, a mother you became, and so … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to Mothers Everywhere
I am drowning in a myriad of feelings at the moment – the most prevalent being helplessness. J. just returned to school today after a five day out of school suspension. Less than 4 hours into school, I received a phone call. He told a teacher to "mind your own f***ing business" and landed himself on two days of in school suspension. I held it together on the phone with the principal while discussing the matter, and immediately dissolved into a puddle of tears the minute the phone was hung up. I don't know how to … [Read more...] about Feelings of Helplessness