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Two Houses v. One Home

“My daddy takes me to Walmart.” “Oh, that’s nice.” “And my daddy takes me to Chuck E. Cheese.” Grumble. “I’m sure you two have a lot of fun there, baby.” “At my daddy’s house I have lots of toys.” Sigh. “Yes, baby. You have toys at Daddy’s house. Daddy loves you very much.” “… At...
No comments posted on December 29, 2012 in Life, Winging It, Mom Style

Tribute to Sandy Hook

They are the innocents; We are their mothers. We’re here to protect them; We are their fathers. Each day is a blessing; Giggles filled with joy. Each night is a wonder; Books and stories unfold. Daughters bring us flowers; Sons bring us worms. No matter how disgusting, The gesture shows their love. Though as parents...
No comments posted on December 17, 2012 in Opinions, Winging It, Mom Style

Life’s Special Moments

Diarrhea. Vomit. Boogers. Drool. Sticky fingers. Unexplained goo. Sound familiar? No, I’m not talking about a day in the life of a medical professional. This is the day in the life of a mom. Something we don’t quite prepare for when we think about the joys of holding a tiny baby in our arms, encouraging...
No comments posted on December 7, 2012 in Parenting, Winging It, Mom Style

Meal Planning Futility

My hat goes off to not only the couponing moms, but the ones who spend painstaking hours planning, shopping, and creating weekly family dinners. On occasion, I find myself thinking over a random meal–usually in the form of a casserole–and do sometimes turn the mental list into fruition. About once, sometimes twice a week, I...
No comments posted on December 5, 2012 in Parenting, Winging It, Mom Style

Tiny Humans, Gender Roles

From the moment we, as parents, learn of an upcoming pregnancy, one question comes to mind, consuming every waking moment. Will the new child be a boy, or a girl? And then, sooner than we expect, an ultrasound tells us everything we want to know, making our dream into a reality. It’s then that the...
No comments posted on December 5, 2012 in Parenting, Winging It, Mom Style
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