My Kid Isn’t Rude—He’s Just Shy

The kids and I arrive at our friend’s house and are greeted warmly at the door. I smile and say, “Hi, guys!” Our girls chime in with “Hello!” and a cheerful “Good morning!” Our son slides in and says nothing. My friend …

How Not to Bonk in the Marathon of Motherhood

I’m not a marathon runner. But I am a mother, which is pretty much the same thing. Motherhood is like the ultimate marathon—long, grueling, exhilarating, and (at least according to those nutty runners) worth the pain and effort. Interestingly, if …

That Time Pete Carroll Called Me

If you follow Motherhood and More on Facebook or Twitter, you’re probably already aware of this, but I thought I’d share some more details and try to get my non-social-media readers caught up. In short, it’s been the most exciting week …

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 …

Halloween When Your Kid Hates Being Scared

Our kids are big fans of Halloween. They have fun dressing up, they love the candy (of course), and they like decorating the house with pumpkins, bats, black cats, and silly monsters. They enjoy the innocent, fun version of Halloween. …