It’s technically still the first week of the month, so I am taking a momentary snapshot. Some call it “taking stock”. If you could take a snapshot of my life at this moment, here is what it would look like: Reading: just finished “The Keeper of Lost Things” by Ruth Hogan, getting ready to … Continue reading Momentary Snapshot – March
Years ago, I had postpartum depression. It was bad. I loved my baby so much but I felt so incredibly inadequate as a mother. I had no idea what I was doing. I could not get organized, which is a big thing for me. I couldn’t sleep. I didn’t know who I was anymore. And … Continue reading Thank you, Kate Spade. I wish I could have returned the favor.
I am friends on Facebook with two sisters, Anne and Beth (names have been changed to protect their identity). Anne posted a link on the wall of Beth entitled something like "13 Things a Mother Should Teach her Son Before he Goes to College". Anne wrote "be sure to focus on number 3." I'm about … Continue reading Wash. Rinse. Spin. College. Or not. Why I have no plans to teach my son how to do Laundry
When I was about thirteen, I thought that if I could be perfect, all of my problems would disappear. I would look great and feel great, I would be confident, I would have tons of friends, and my parents would get back together. I'm not sure why I thought my parents should get back together, … Continue reading Pursuing Perfect: Body Image, Grades, Poltergeists and Love