Is it the tryptophan in turkey that leads to holiday exhaustion? It certainly couldnt be the reason I tend to feel tired until New Year’s. Stay awake until midnight on purpose? Youve got to be kidding. Maybe its estrogen-related because most women I know experience the same seasonal symptoms.
Today marks the anniversary of September 11th. The media will be saturated with stories, images and news as we remember this tragic day. I still remember my then 2-year-old daughter playing with toys in the next room while I watched the towers collapse on the news. I was frightened for New York, the United States and of course, my child.
I love kids but sometimes I hate parents. This might come as a shock – as part of ModernMom, I work to perpetuate the idea of mothers supporting one another. However, when it comes to the ultra-competitive parents among us, I am ready to give up hope.
During the hot summer months, kids all over the country pack their bags and head off for a few weeks of fun outdoor adventures at sleepaway camp. In the 1980s, sleepaway camp wasnt an option for a lower middle-class family like mine. Latchkey kids spent the summer parked in front of the TV.
Has your best friend at mommy group been more interested in listening to her iPod than stories about your childs sleeping habits? Is she unusually sullen about this weekends plans? Developed a sudden penchant for cut off demin shorts paired with ankle booties?
I didnt change out of sweatpants until my youngest child was in kindergarten. So, it amazes me that fellow moms Lisa Brochu and Lauren Walker find time to not only look stylish but also manage and design a successful clothing line- Brochu Walker.
Its reunion season!
I could drive my kids to school every day, but I choose not to. They both take the school bus and I honestly feel like Im doing them a favor by not providing mom chauffeur service.Because every time that big yellow bus pulls away from the curb, Im preparing them for the real world. Heres what it teaches them:
It was no easy task to convince my 11 year-old, Chloe to watch a one-hour documentary on Gloria Steinem, Monday night on HBO, but Im glad that I did.
Mom sleepovers are essential to your good health. The concept sounded strange to me. Last week, a group of women writer friends and I planned to attend a convention in San Diego.