Here's to the Mamas Who Have Made Me a Better Mom

Here’s to the Mamas Who Have Made Me a Better Mom

Here’s to the mamas who have taught me everything I need to know about motherhood. Here’s to the mamas who pore over parenting, child development, and educational resources, striving constantly to be the best moms they can be. From you I …

When Winter Hits Mount Motherhood

I was going to be the mom who baked cookies. That’s what I pictured when I was a kid. Someday, my children would return home from school each day to a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. I’m not …

The Brave and Beautiful Act of Asking for Help

A mom friend of mine wrote this in her Facebook status the other day: Dear ones, my family is going through a difficult time while P’s cochlear implants are not working. She feels cut off from the world and very …

Letting Go

I remember the first time you grabbed my thumb with fierce but impossibly tiny fingers. You held on as if you’d never let go. After that, you grabbed at everything. Toys and teething rings, computer cords, cats’ fur, my hair. Let …

This is Your Brain on Motherhood

I used to be smart, I think. I graduated from college with honors, so I’m pretty sure my brain used to function fairly well. I vaguely remember being able to do things that required focus and attention. Vaguely. You know …

A Little Cosmic Perspective for Mothers

I was watching a documentary on the universe with our space-loving 5-year-old the other day, and it reminded me of this epiphany I had a while back . . .  Photo credit: NASA Mathematically speaking, we humans barely exist. The …