I stared at the pregnancy test for a long time. I could hardly believe what I saw. In fact, I didn’t believe it, and took two more tests just to be sure. They all read “pregnant.” I’d been longing for a second child, agonizing over it for months. But we struggled with the decision, wondering … More As Long As It’s A Healthy Baby
I’ve always said that motherhood has changed me for the worse. Some days I desperately want my old self back – the one who’s had enough sleep, has the privacy to pee in peace, and most importantly has the head-space to think my own thoughts. Do I wish my children away? No. Truly, how could … More Love Trumps My Selfish Genes
My boys rushed outside so fast that the slam of the garage door echoed through the house and reverberated in my ears. I smiled as the resulting silence settled in around me. Quiet, peaceful moments unaccompanied by digital-babysitter-guilt were rare and blissful. I stood at my sink scrubbing a pot, listening to their basketball bounce … More Kids Fight a Lot? This Simple Exercise is a Game Changer!
A few days ago, I was talking with a couple of colleagues at school. One of them teaches a class with little girl who has autism in it, and she was thrilled because the girl actually came up to her and tattled on another child. She was just so happy to see her engaging in conversation … More 10 Ways I Parent Differently Because My Child Has Autism
I’m jealous. There, I said it. I’m jealous of other families that don’t struggle like we do I am jealous, I’m not proud of it. I am a green eyed monster. There are lots of things that make me jealous. Things that you probably haven’t given a thought to. I’m jealous that you can go … More I Am Jealous. There, I Said It.