A sweatshirt and pajama kind of mom

Childhood memories flash pictures of my mom in soft earthy corduroy, knee-socks and Birkenstock. The nubby feel of knitted garments still remind me of a favorite striped sweater she wore everywhere.  I've seen pictures of her in her youth and she was quite stylish. She sported short skirts, fun fabrics, trendy hats and sunglasses that … Continue reading A sweatshirt and pajama kind of mom

Somedays it’s harder to feel like enough

Today, I feel like the meanest mom a half-ass housekeeper a recreational writer a novice runner an ungrateful stay-at-home mom a mediocre cook a negligent friend and an unattractive woman. The last fourteen days have been an absolute blur, days and nights intermingling, blending seamlessly. I've chaperoned a four-day excursion to Cheboygen with six fourteen … Continue reading Somedays it’s harder to feel like enough

Perfectionist Sounds So Much Better Than Procrastinator

Years ago I remember watching an episode of Oprah that included a guest psychologist that made a startling statement that stuck with me (and I mean years, that would have been during my nursing days when I actually was forced to sit for long periods of time because a child was attached to my boob). Their statement suggested … Continue reading Perfectionist Sounds So Much Better Than Procrastinator

Friday Flip Offs 11/19: Cheap Wine & Pity Parties

I'm writing this at 10pm on Thursday night. Is it desperate or pathetic to be sitting here eating spoonfuls of peanut-butter covered with semi-sweet chocolate chips while washing it down with a cheap Trader Joe's $3 Shiraz? (White Trash enough for you Katie O.?) I'd like to blame it on being the end of a very … Continue reading Friday Flip Offs 11/19: Cheap Wine & Pity Parties