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To the Mom at Target Who Made Me Cry: We Need More Women Like You
How were you supposed to know that you were going to make my cry? I was 38 weeks pregnant and doing most daily tasks at that point were a struggle as I felt like an exhausted beached whale with every move I made. Making myself leave the house was not only necessary for my sanity- I was also determined to walk this baby out. I had a few errands to run, so my husband, daughter and I headed to Target. I waddled from the car into the store and sent them off to grab whatever was needed while I waddled my way to the bathroom. Again.
No One Wants Another Mug: A Brutally Honest Guide to Holiday Teacher Gifts
Every year around the holidays I get a few gifts from my students. Most high school students don’t give teacher gifts, so I always have one of those “You like me, you really like me!” moments when a student does. I also get questions from fellow parents about good teacher gift ideas. I always tell them the same thing: A heartfelt card is the best gift of all. Remember the brutal honesty part of this post?
15 Ways Motherhood Has Made Me A Better Person
We focus a lot on the ways that motherhood changes us. In particular, we tend to talk about the challenges we face or how our lives are no longer just “ours” and how little time we have to do the things we used to do. We acknowledge the profound love we have for our tiny little humans, but we also recognize that raising those tiny little humans is some of life’s hardest work.
Having the “Pre-Talk” with Your Pre-Schooler
“Mommy, are you a boy or a girl?” Over the last few weeks, this has been my daughter’s favorite question. Wherever we are, whoever we see, she wants to know “are they a boy or a girl”? It is such an innocent question, and yet as soon as my darling three-year-old began asking it, I knew it it was just a matter of time before I would have to have the “pre-talk” with my pre-schooler.
Do Not Go Softly into the Holidays (Be Critical)
We were driving home to Waco from my family’s farm in the East Texas pines tonight and I said to my husband, “We should just get one of these pines for our Christmas tree this year.” This was a slight at the size of tree we ended up with last year due to the lack of tree farms in the Waco area.