I’m so thankful for her help, but saddened by it at the same time: the image of my chubby-legged toddler being chased around the waiting room by someone other than myself pricks at my heart.
Through all of this, I’ve been single, and a single mother at that. I do not get time off. Almost every moment I have away from my children is spent worrying over how I will afford to pay my bills.
Wanting to launch a new business? Exhausted figuring out how to keep family life on track? So are we!
It is far easier to pretend to be perfect, but it takes real courage to accept our imperfections and to still see ourselves as someone worthy of love and respect.
My imagination and my curiosity have always been my best asset.
No. I won't. And you know what, I don't care.
Once upon a time, my life belonged to me.
Parental leave for new parents is wonderful. For veteran parents, it's essential.
Tonight, I've realized that your childhood is far too fleeting to elbow aside in the name of Important Work. YOU are my important work.
Motherhood is about becoming ready without being ready; it’s a state of constant adjustment. Some earth mothers might call this flow – for me it feels more like fits and starts.