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I have a secret.

And I wonder how you will feel about me when I tell you. I have someone I’ve really been loving spending time with.   And it’s not my husband.  Has that ever happened to you?  You start getting to know someone and pretty soon you realize that when you know you might get some alone time together, you start feeling kinda well, excited? Well this is happening to me.   Yesterday morning after the school kids were off to school, I found myself having another opportunity to hang out with this person.   It was a brisk, sunny January Southern California day...
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A Weekend Experiment

What a week. On many levels. But mainly on the level that I struggled hardcore this week with being well, a mom. That’s what I am, right? A mom? Oh yeah, that’s right. My blood boiling impatience was at an all-time high most evenings this week which resulted in too much yelling and too many tears.  But as I settle into the glory that is called the weekend, I’m forcing my brain to stop thinking about how I failed this week. Instead, I’m steering all thoughts towards how I succeeded. I mean, how much self-beating-up can one mom do? Some...
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Calling all supermoms! Yeah, that means

After reading Karen’s “Halloween Inadequacy” post again this morning, I really started thinking about what some of her statements would sound like to other moms who don’t know her at all. I was thinking about her statement of how her girls this year AGAIN wanted her to throw a Halloween party, but “to no avail.” As I’ve surfed through blogland (to an excessive degree the last couple of months,) I can only imagine there are oodles of moms who might look at that and think, “Why, to no avail?”  Not only are there...