Yesterday, we put our double stroller out with the garbage.
My dad died just over a month ago, in the midst of lockdown. Even though he was sick, the events surrounding his death were fast and distressing. I hadn’t yet told my 4 year old that her Dad-Dad (grandad) was sick, because he didn’t appear sick or unwell.
I’m a mama of six kids and this will be my 21st time celebrating Mother’s Day! While it’s nice to be surprised with a gift or “spoiled” with the classic breakfast-in-bed by the kids, let’s be real: Sometimes it’s just easier to just be direct about what you want, or just order it yourself!
“I have so many penises to deal with.”
This unforgettable line was uttered by a fellow baseball mom, as we sat on the sidelines together. The oldest of her four boys was playing, and she was breastfeeding the youngest.
That’s the noise the milk made as it fell as a clump – rather than pouring as a liquid – into my measuring cup. I closed my eyes and stifled a scream.
The winter brings colder days, shorter days and especially in these 2021 days, we’re experiencing cabin fever and COVID fever, or is it just anxiety? Let’s not get started on homeschooling and the copious amounts of time we’ve spent with our families who, as it turns out, are pretty annoying in high doses!
In keeping with tradition, I’m going to share my best mom fails of 2020. My kids love gathering during the holidays and deciding where I screwed up most during the year. As a parent of six kids, I’ve definitely relaxed more with each child and my three biggest kids like to jokingly describe me as having been “a little asleep at the parenting wheel for the last three kids”. Truthfully, I’m not sure they’re actually joking.
Back to school looks very different to a lot of families this year. Interestingly, it also looks very different within my own family!