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!
March 2020. A month that all of us will forever remember in our minds. It was the start of something that would change the way we live for years to come. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that it feels like this pandemic has been going on for so long that I have a hard time remembering what life was like pre-pandemic. You know, not wearing masks everywhere. Not worrying about staying six feet apart. Seeing family and friends whenever we want and not thinking twice about it. Those were the days, right? So much has changed since then, including the way we talk. I mean, if you would have told me back in 2019 that terms like ‘social distancing’, ‘self-isolate’, and ‘lockdown’ would become the norm, I probably would have thought you were crazy. But it got me thinking about all the things I’ve said to my…
Social Justice is the idea that everyone should have the same fundamental rights, regardless of their race, religion, sexuality, socioeconomic status or any other characteristic. ‘We’re all in this together’ has become a familiar pandemic catch phrase but the unfortunate reality is there are many issues that still divide us.
I take it you’re just as thrilled as I am that summer camp is back! For some of you, it never left. For a lot of you, it’s been over a year since the last “first day.”
April is Cesarean Awareness Month. Considering I’ve had six of the damn things, I thought I’d take some time to share my learnings.
Let’s be honest, April is a pretty awesome month! We celebrate warmer weather, longer days, and most years, we get to celebrate Easter in April as well. It’s also the first full month of Spring and most people are filled with a little more optimism and joy. So, that makes April a great month to have a baby and celebrate their birthday, too!
“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.
There’s a campaign going around. The thinking goes, if a critical mass of people send a letter of intent to homeschool, it can change our region’s decision to close schools. Either that, or they can face losing funding.
Sensory play is becoming very popular and with reason. It is now part of our everyday life. When we got pregnant, I had no idea how it would play a vital role in our daughter’s development. Nor did I expect all the challenges that would be presented to us along the way.
My son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three. He is now 21-years-old.
Back in those days, parents were given the diagnosis with virtually no information regarding treatment, resources, education or help of any kind. It was pretty much a “yes, your son has autism… don’t hit yourself with the door on the way out” kind of an approach.