Topic: being a mom

9 Questions Your Kids Will Ask You About Your Period

9 Questions Your Kids Will Ask You About Your Period

Everyone knows that kids love to ask questions. They also pick up on a lot more than we give them credit for. I don’t make a habit of using the bathroom in front of my kids but over the last seven years of motherhood, we have had to use public stalls together numerous times and of course, they barge in on me at home whenever they see fit. That means that no matter how discreet I have been, they have seen some things and of course, they have asked some questions. More »

Self-Described ‘Good Mom’ Wants To Know Why You Hate Her For Being Better Than You

Self-Described 'Good Mom' Wants To Know Why You Hate Her For Being Better Than You

After a few years of writing on the internet, I’m starting to believe The Mommy Wars still exist because there are some women who just plain enjoy them. They might say otherwise, but that’s only because it’s socially unacceptable to say, “I really enjoy finding obscure reasons to pit myself against other women and remind myself that I come out on top.” Case in point: blogger Whitney Fleming whose recent post on BlogherWhy Do People Hate Good Moms?, laments her inner turmoil over all the many parents who hate her because she is “actually trying.” More »

Yes, Being A Mom Does Define Me

Yes, Being A Mom Does Define Me

A few minutes later, my daughter asks for homework help. After she is settled, I get working on our calendar for the week and figure out who needs to go where and what I will make for dinner each night. This all sounds so mundane. And for many women, it would be. For me, it just makes me happy. They are all reminders that I am doing something I had hoped to do my whole life- be a parent. More »