As I settled down on the couch with my husband, our kids sleeping peacefully upstairs, all of us worn out from another amazing weekend of family time and house projects, the intrusive thoughts began to flood in. It happens to me when things get quiet. Although my body is bone-tired, my brain, exhausted from a […]
For 364 days a year, Brockton, Massachusetts, is known as the City of Champions. On the last Saturday in November, though, Brockton transforms into a far more magical place — USA Christmas Town awaits! James Edgar, a Brockton department store owner, was once quoted as saying, “I have never been able to understand why the […]
It’s no surprise that having kids throws wrenches into how you live your life. Sometimes they are wonderful wrenches, though. Here are a few holidays that are so much better now that I have kids. New Year’s Eve With kids, you finally have an excuse to celebrate early and get to bed by 10 p.m. […]
“Honey, where’s the sponge?” “I think I saw it under the paintbrush!” “The paintbrush the baby was walking around with? Um, OK. And the coffee filters?” “Check between the washer and dryer. They might have fallen there. But more importantly, have you seen the girls’ shoes?” “Nothing’s more important than coffee. They’re on the box […]
Well, a year after I had my C-section, I’m done feeling weird about it. You know what? I’m not inadequate; I’m a magic trick.
My dad is the hardest man on the planet to purchase gifts for. He lives a pretty bare bones existence, and if he needs something, he buys it for himself before we even know he needs it! So every year at Christmas he gets a box of chocolate turtles — handmade from a chocolate shop, […]
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My dad has a gift of connecting with babies. He really is the baby whisperer. When I had my first baby four years ago, I would go to my parents’ house for much-needed respite. My dad would greet us in the driveway and take my daughter on lengthy tours of the back yard. Papa and […]
I love the holidays. Especially Thanksgiving. I love the food, I love the parties, I love the feel of it all. But most of all, I love being with tons of family, catching up on life, watching my children play with their cousins, and just being together. Well, I loved that — past tense. Three years ago when […]
School is closed, the post office is closed — but do your children know WHY? As the wife of a veteran, I encourage you to explain Veterans Day to your children. It’s our job as mothers to teach our children right from wrong. We teach them to be noble, to be moral, and to be […]
Can we be honest for a moment? I’m completely nervous writing on the internet about the birth control method my husband and I use. It’s such a personal topic — personal both in that you can’t get around talking about good ole S-E-X, but also personal because each couple has to make the decisions that […]
My kids are still young, but despite their age they are both quite prolific with their artistic output. For some time I relied on our fridge to be the proud displayer of art. And then… the art started to get good. Like, my-son-just-painted-a-Matisse good! (Ha, only kidding.) But seriously, better than scribbles, these art pieces […]