It’s a partnership, and for us, it’s worked wonders to feel like we are in it together and not alone in certain responsibilities. He’s always there to pick up where I left off and vice versa until the job is done.
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Do I feel the need to validate myself and explain my career decision with past accolades and honors to reassure myself and others of my choice? Not anymore. I used to apologize and dismiss the very notion of this choice, but now that I’m deep into the teen years with my three kids, the value of […]
Now that my youngest is in school, I realize the days were long, but the years were short. I’m so thankful looking back for the lazy days at the playground and the hours spent in a rocking chair with my babies. With kids in high school, middle school, and elementary now, things move at a […]
I have been here before. At one point, before my daughter came along, all three of my boys were in school at once. I didn’t like it. I treasured the disappearance of the sibling WWF rounds and the cries of “I’m bored.” Or “I’m starved.” But between those bits of relief, I felt empty. Like […]
I’ve never been a stay-at-home mom. When I had my oldest, I was working full-time. I was only able to take six weeks off of work, then started back at my job and I’ve been working 40+ hours a week ever since. I had my second baby in January, I’m fortunate to work for […]
What is wrong with us? Why can’t we just get it together some days (a lot of the days?) This is the very question I asked my grandmother over lunch. Why do moms today appear to be completely stressed out? We have washing machines, dishwashers, we are able to work if we want to but […]
It was six o’clock in the evening when I sat down to write a hip, trendy blog post on family friendly movies. As I stared at my computer screen and struggled to get past a bad bout of writer’s block, I realized that I had two hundred papers to grade, two children to bath and […]