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Hey, Mom… Go Play

This afternoon I texted back and forth with an old friend who I have seen more this year than I have in the seventeen years prior. We were making plans for the next night and she suggested inviting one of her other friends.   “Should I invite her?” “Sure! She is fun.  Will she play?” “Play??? […]

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One Last Chance: How Having Multiples Makes You Want to Multiply

For the record (and for anyone I know who may read this) – no, I am not pregnant. But the thought of being pregnant again doesn’t exactly sound terrible. You see – having multiples had opposite effects on my husband and me.  He is FOR CERTAIN done.  I mean done done. As in, if it wouldn’t cost […]

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Words from My Child’s Pediatrician: “Moms Get Angry Sometimes”

Recently, I took my eight and a half year old to her annual checkup, and her pediatrician started going through the usual questions of whether she ever worried about not having enough food at home, anything bad or scary had happened to her recently, whether she had chores around the house, etc.    All went […]

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Preparing for the Unexpected

When my daughter was first born, I was on top of making a will, recording all of my financial information and obligations, and ensuring my father had access to my safety deposit box where everything was kept. However, things change.  Life changes.  What I recorded in my original will is so outdated after just eight […]

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