My dad is a spitting image of Tim Allen - Tim Allen from Tool Time, how’s that for dating myself? Was the name of the show Tool Time or was that just the show on the show? Either way, my dad is that character, although I’m not sure he would look as much like him if their personalities didn't seem so spot on. When I asked my dad if he knew what celebrity I thought he … [Read more...] about Practical Life Lessons I Learned From My Dad
“Nobody told me…(fill in the blank)”. How often have you said this or heard one of your girlfriends say this about something pregnancy or post-pregnancy related? While pregnant with my first child, I felt like I was saying it all the time. I polled some of my closest friends to find out what they went through that they weren’t expecting during pregnancy and their … [Read more...] about Taboo Topics – Things Nobody Told Me About Pregnancy and Beyond
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and she was relaying the struggles that she's had with her daughter and potty training. After a more detailed explanation of everything under the sun that she has tried, she said "You know I get that this is just her ‘thing’, every kid has something that is a challenge and this is hers." I've thought about that a lot … [Read more...] about Every Kid Has Their One “Thing”
Two of my closest girlfriends have, in the last 3 months, had their first babies. Both of them are surrounded by friends whose children are all a few years older or if they have infants, it is not their first. I listen to all of us talk to them about pregnancy, delivery, newborns and kids and watch as their eyes glaze over and their brains shut down and I think good lord, … [Read more...] about There’s Only One Wrong Way To Parent
Sometimes I stop and think about how I feel about motherhood and whether I make decisions as a mother based on what I think is right or based on what others tell me is the right thing to do. It is distressing to me that some articles (and mothers) suggest that there is a right and wrong way to do everything: Somehow what we feel is best for our children may not be 'right'. … [Read more...] about Motherhood Motto: Do The Best You Can.