"I just, I hate that I wrote that."
The author's metaphor for being a stay-at-home mom left another mother speechless.
If you're forced to make this choice, she says, don't choose the marriage.
A lot of progress has been made on Edward's sleeping shelter. Tonight the drip rail goes up on the roof. That will help keep
We think we're somehow being good parents if we beat ourselves up for every mistake. As if guilt and hemming and hawing and self-doubt = LOVE. But one of the many problems with this belief is that this critical voice we use to berate ourselves becomes our kids' internal voice, too.
Melton says her sister paused, then said, "'OK, but isn't that all true?'" Melton recently had her own reminder of this when
I do curse, actually. But more like a sailor and less like Paris Hilton. And normally not at my very small, precious, pigtailed children. Maybe AROUND them accidentally -- like when I can't get the front door open or drop something on my toe - but not AT them. Unless they secretly eat my ice cream, of course. But what I'm saying is -- barely ever.
When our kids become adolescents, their world changes so much that sometimes it feels to them that they've landed on a new planet. They are babies in this new complicated world of teen-dom. And so we need to start over, because a more complicated world calls for a more complicated language.
We want the power to freeze time and we get these devices and we think they are the answer. But they aren't. You can't freeze time. Not even with that device. What's happening is that you are not stopping time -- you're missing it.
Together with her Monkees, Glennon held Love Flash Mobs -- online fundraisers for moms in need. Eventually, these turned
I am a Freedom Fighter and I have fought long and hard for my OWN FREEDOM and it is here. Now is the time I raise my mommy arms in the air and breathe deeply and eat cookies alone. My hand is on the child's doorknob. I can see I can feel I can hear I can TASTE those couch cushions.
What Chase's teacher is doing when she sits in her empty classroom studying those lists written with shaky 11-year-old hands -- is SAVING LIVES. I am convinced of it. She is saving lives.