A new month in a new year and HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED. I am feeling confident about all my life decisions, running 10K before work, being a thoughtful parent and pounding down a garden's worth of kale at every meal.Read More
On the walk to school yesterday, where I vacillate wildly between feeling like "I’m such a good Mom, spending quality time with my kid and sending her off with my heart in her hands" and "HURRY UP OR I WILL DRAG YOU BY YOUR TOQUE TIES FOR THESE LAST FEW BLOCKS " a shocking revelation arose.
Stella had never been exposed to The Muppet Show.Read More
So, I'm not what you would call a "Halloween Lover." I scare VERY easily. Like, whisper at me from across a room in a slightly menacing tone, and I will huck a desk at you and run away sobbing.Read More
Stella starts Grade 2 in six days. While all the parents across the land celebrate the beginning of the school year, I am UNHAPPY. It’s not because I lament the passing of time. It’s not because our summer was magical and I can’t fathom its sad finale. It’s not because I’m already stressed about helping my Big Emotions Kid navigate the Melrose Place-ish twists and turns of being 7 and only loving or hating people.Read More
So it's the end of June which means the end of another school year and you should have a kid because there is no better way to helplessly watch the months slip off a calendar and feel your bones and gasp like a fish unceremoniously flipped out of water. HOW IS SHE ALMOST SEVEN, DEAR READER?Read More