On Mother’s Day, one of my closest friends from summer camp left me a voicemail message. This woman has witnessed my ugliest, most vulnerable, childish stages over a 30 year stretch and therefore can share her own hellish moments with me with impunity. We are roughly the same age, but her two kids are a full decade younger. In short, she’s a new mom, figuring … [Read more...] about No-Mush Mother’s Day
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Why mom overachievers need to knock it off! I don’t want to compete with other mothers. Really. Motherhood isn’t a competition. It may be a weird, surprising, twisted and hopefully joyful journey, but certainly not a contest. However the antics of some mothers make me feel like I’m falling down on the job. It’s as though they’ve commandeered the definition of what … [Read more...] about You Bought Your Kid A Locker Chandelier?
Did she forget her eleven-year wedding anniversary? Well, almost. But once Michael said he’d made dinner reservations at Melise it triggered her memory. Something had to be special enough to make him want to spend fifty-five dollars on a truffle egg appetizer. Disgusted as she is by the prices, she does have to admit that so far the food tastes pretty close to what she … [Read more...] about ModernMom Chronicles: Chapter Twenty One
Nighttime can be a scary for young children, especially if they have trouble seeing in the dark. Night blindness, also known as nyctalopia, is caused by retinal cells in the eye not functioning properly, a problem that can occur in children for a number of reasons. If your child is excessively afraid of the dark, talk to his pediatrician about the possibility of night … [Read more...] about Night Blindness in Children
Don't miss: Chapter One Chapter Two Heather backs out of the driveway. The windows on her childhood home reflect a golden light across a dry front lawn. “Are you sure you can’t stay?” Arlene asks. “I can reheat the meatloaf.” “I want to get home to tuck the children in,” Heather says. Arlene nods. “You never believe they are going to grow up and then one day they … [Read more...] about ModernMom Chronicles: Chapter Three