I made sure I looked a little extra pretty today. I took an extra minute with my hair and made sure my eye makeup looked nice, remembering to use a little eyeliner. As I went to get to dressed, I passed on wearing my favorite, if a little raggy, green sweater, for my nicer knit turtleneck.. No weekend-mom attire would do today. I had a date planned with someone very … [Read more...]
The Good Mom
When I left my job fourteen years ago to stay home with our first born son, I was determined not to become the stereotypical stay-at-home-mom. There would be no soap operas and lounging on the sofa for me. I would not be running errands in my sweats covered with baby food stains and no make-up. Armed with the skills I accrued during my ten years of working in the corporate … [Read more...]
Meet my teacher…the dishwasher!
Can you learn from a kitchen appliance? I imagine most people would laugh at this question. After all it is just an appliance. That is of course unless it's my possessed dishwasher, then you can learn an awful lot.I realized this last year when it occurred to me that it had been a year since the dishwasher and I met and my lessons began. Now with the dishwasher and I coming up … [Read more...]
Do I have A Job For You!
Most Sundays when I know I'm going to be "hitting up the well" of my past essays, I usually have a pretty good idea of what story I will be using.There is always something going on in our happy but very nutty corner of the world and I have no problem finding a post that relates to where I'm at.But, I have to say, today I'm drawing a blank. It's not that nothing is going on. … [Read more...]
The Great Divide?
It was 13 years ago, but I can still clearly remember the day I told my boss that I would not be returning to my job after I had my baby. The baby it took me almost two years to have--I was going to be a stay-at-home mom.I was thrilled and excited. I was conflicted and scared out of my mind. Before I took this momentous step I read numerous articles on the "right" way one was … [Read more...]