being a mom
I’ve been doing this “Mom” thing now for just over three years and while I do not purport to be an expert, I have learned
I am certain those around me consider me "social media and technology obsessed." They are right. I am. Here is the thing, my biggest fear in life is that I will forget moments in time.
Most of us don't think twice about hopping in the shower or running a load of dishes in the dishwasher. But for Flint, Michigan, resident Melissa Mays, 37, these daily acts are fraught with anxiety and fear
I do not live in the moment. You know what I am describing? The moments where there are no cell phones or laptops. Moments where the only form of entertainment is my little one's face starring at me.
Post-kids, I rarely feel like I have my act together. I hate that I have turned into the frantic mother that I used to scoff at, but that seems to just be the nature of the beast.
The first few weeks of motherhood, while they were very sweet, were also such a transformation. Every single aspect of the person I was moments before my baby entered the world seemed gone. I acted differently, I cared differently and I thought differently. I was forever changed.
At 52 years old, I'm a daughter, wife, stepmother, sister, aunt and friend. I am all of these things and I am grateful. However, the one thing I am not is a mother. Years ago, I made the decision not to have children. What I failed to do, however, was listen to the voice of my future self.
The iconic show "Roseanne" portrayed a different kind of American family and became part of TV history. Alicia Goranson, Michael Fishman, Sara Gilbert and Sarah Chalke joined HuffPost Live to share their on-set memories of growing up on "Roseanne."
Reflect back to the last 10 years of your life and write down all that has happened during each of those years; review what you have written and come up with a theme for those experiences. Okay, you don't HAVE to come up with themes, but I think it's a fun experiment.
Having a baby demoted my status in the chain of command in this house. No longer do I call the shots. All commands have been handed over to her. My child is the boss in our home.