Category: "Parenting"

What I Want My Son To Know About Life

At some point in my son’s growth, I will stop being his moral compass. My lead role as disciplinarian, life coach, and teacher will wane, paving the way for his own life decisions. He will be in charge of his actions, responsible for his efforts, and answerable to himself. His failures, his successes, and his...
No comments posted on December 29, 2016 in Parenting, Winging It, Mom Style

Tiny Tot and the Tiny Molluscum

“This is definitely not Molluscum Contagiosum,” the $120-per-visit dermatologist stated, giving Tiny’s bumpy rash a cursory glance. “This is Follicular Eczema. Molluscum has a certain look about it. This is not that look. I’m going to prescribe you a steroid cream, and it’ll clear within a few days.” Thank you, Lord Jesus, thank you, I...
No comments posted on May 31, 2016 in Life, Parenting

Is It Summer Yet?

What started out as good intentions has morphed into utter laziness. August came with a bit of fearful trepidation: a series of beginnings and unknowns. Tiny started Kindergarten; I started my second job. It was a new situation for both of us, but we began each day with enthusiasm, and were always prepared for the...
No comments posted on February 2, 2016 in Life, Parenting

Mommy Down, The Kindergarten Edition

I was diagnosed with bronchitis, and “possibly not” pneumonia today, and then I coughed in my child’s face. So, that basically makes me the worst mother on the planet, winning me a spot in the nominations for Worst Mom of the Year Award. I think I’ll boycott, though; the award itself just isn’t diverse enough....
No comments posted on January 21, 2016 in Parenting, Winging It, Mom Style

Reading is a Product of Patience

“We’re trying to read,” Mr. M says, face tight with frustration. In the background, I can hear Lil Dude reading about a big, blue fish. “No. No, Lil Dude. Where do you see the word ‘big?’ Can you point to me where the word is on this page?” Mr. M turns back to me, over...
No comments posted on January 17, 2016 in Parenting
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