Tag Archives: motherhood

Mommyhood Myths: Busted!

Mommyhood Myths: Busted!

“Have children,” they said. “It will be fulfilling,” they said. And so you did. It was nothing at all like the books said. So much harder than your mom made it out to be. And way more amazing than anything you had ever done ...
Mom, Exercise Gives You: Energy

Mom, Exercise Gives You: Energy

Motherhood is a sport that requires energy, mental toughness, patience and a laundry list of other traits. Before you fall apart thinking that you could never possibly be this idealistic super mom, I’m here to tell you that you can achieve the ...
I’m Not Even at the Start Line

I’m Not Even at the Start Line

On September 30th, I sat in the hotel restaurant with my grandpa, mom, aunt and cousin recapping the events of the day. They asked me how I felt and if I needed anything to drink (I had just completed my first half Ironman). I wondered how they had e ...
Tough Love

Tough Love

As I was growing up, my mom used what I would call “tough love” to teach me several important life lessons. But of course, I didn’t realize how important this tough love was until I was able to look back on what I’d learned an ...
Bat-wielding toddlers and other occupational hazards

Bat-wielding toddlers and other occupational hazards

Have you ever been hit on the foot with a baseball bat? An aluminum one? I hope not. Because my 1 1/2 year old just threw a bat on my foot while he was having a tantrum, and it really hurt. I might have screamed some profanities. Charlie’s not ...
Preemie twins: A non-parent’s perspective

Preemie twins: A non-parent’s perspective

Friends of ours are new parents ““ to identical twin boys who were born two months early. I know all parents make changes and sacrifices. Big ones, like never again being able to sleep in (this scares me!) And small ones, like losing the luxury ...