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Tag: parenting

Raising an MMA Toddler

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I knew that raising a toddler with my MMA fighter husband could pose some interesting challenges. In his first year of life, my son...

Estranged Families and Alcoholism: My Kids Won’t Know Their Grandfather

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My father and I are estranged. My dad is an alcoholic who for the better part of my life has made little to no effort...

Parenting Without Patience: A Lesson in Empathy

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I am the last woman on Earth that has the patience to parent. In truth, I’m awful with big emotions and talking back. I...

Growing Up: We Knew This Day Was Coming And Just Like...

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We knew this day was coming. Our daughter had been growing up. It had been a senior year of last games and concerts, last...

It’s Not Crabbiness, It’s ‘Rona Rage

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I spend my days in a fog of crabbiness. There needs to be a name for what I’m experiencing. Naming it will be therapeutic,...

Celebrating the Little Things : Accomplishment Badges

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Listen, we get it. Small victories deserve parades at this point. Did you put on pants? Finish a Zoom call without your kid walking...

Ep. 10 : Parenting with Love and Logic

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Episode 10 - Parenting with Love and Logic Every parent has put their head in their hands and wondering why on earth kids didn't come...

I learned 52 lessons in my 52 Weeks of Being Mom

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It's been a year since the doctor proudly proclaimed "it's a baby boy" and my entire life changed. That's 12 months, 52 weeks, 365...

Witching Hour Survival Strategies

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4:30 PM. The kids are home from school and/or up from their naps. Dinner isn't quite on the table. The husband isn't quite home. The house...

A toast to all the moms who feel like a hot...

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It's Sunday night and I am a hot mess. The little is all tucked in bed, an hour later than scheduled. There are bottles...