Down the street lives a family with a couple kids who’ve grown up and left home and one little three-year-old boy – it seems they had a nice little surprise there on the end. I don’t know this family very well but I see the dad, I’ll call him Jim, and his son, I’ll call […]
My 7-year-old Eliza is a great teacher. She can teach her little brothers in a way that really works for them – and for her. Check out this spontaneous shoe-tying lesson she offered yesterday morning (I always mean to pull out my camera when she’s doing stuff like this – finally I caught it on […]
Remember how those labor pains feel? You can be in such intense pain one minute, then the next minute, you’re fine and comfortable, feeling excited for the new little person you’ll get to meet before long.
Then the next pain hits.
After the whole summer of trying (often very unsuccessfully) to make grocery shopping with 5 kids a somewhat pleasant “field trip,” it got pretty old. Yesterday, I dropped all 5 kids at school (the twins just started preschool) and headed to the grocery store and Costco all by myself for the first time in […]
As I studied third world development and international relations in my undergraduate studies at Wellesley College and went on to study what education is and what more it could be with my Masters at Harvard, I figured out a whole lot of seemingly brilliant solutions to many vital issues. I felt I was headed for […]
The other day I was listening to Ashton reprimand the twins for something they weren’t supposed to do – he was using such a mean tone of voice! The twins were crying and I told Ashton it makes the twins feel like he doesn’t really like them when he talks to them like that. […]
As I biked up beautiful Snow Canyon with my five wonderful kids and my excellent husband on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, I had a little flashback to a day almost exactly 12 years ago when motherhood seemed like an impossible dream to me. I’d headed down from Boston to DC for my sister […]
Flipping through the newspaper a few months back, I found some really thought-provoking stuff on motherhood in a syndicated Reuter’s column by Sue Pleming called “Perspective: A Move to Put Motherhood in its Proper, Postive Place.” I was so interested in the article that I took it to my book group to share it […]