Weekends are always a readjustment for me and the kids. My husband commutes into the city and frequently does not get home until 9:00. Dinner during the week is just me and the three kids.Over the years, we have developed a rhythm and rituals as to how our weekday family meals go. Of course, it's my job to do most of the serving and cleaning, and I'll often say, "Mommy is … [Read more...]
Motherhood Ate My Brain
I've had false alarms for years, but the other day it finally happened. I lost my last remaining pre-mommy brain cell. After 13 years, it's official: Motherhood ate my brain.The lawsuit I'm planning to file against my three children names my mind as the victim, and the damages I hope to recover include... six American Girl dolls, 1.27 million Lego blocks, and my … [Read more...]
More Coffee. Amen.
Tuesday was like most days: I woke up around 4:30, had a cup of coffee, and glanced at the paper my husband left on the kitchen table. I did my mom check of the backpacks, wrote the notes for the kids' teachers, and put snacks into the bags of my second grader and kindergartener. Usually, I shower and get dressed. But, I was so sleepy that I went back to bed.I never worry about … [Read more...]