School’s back in session this week and next, which means one thing. Well, two things. Your house is now quiet for about six hours a day. Six blissful, solitary hours. A reward for summer vacation being 10 weeks long, which ironically is anything but a vacation. The endless demands for snacks while wrangling your brood […]
It’s summertime and we’re all planning our vacations because let’s face it, we need to get away from the daily grind and relax for a minute or two. An extended visit to a winery sounds like a nice way to leave your cares behind. But if you have kids that option is off the table, […]
Summer break is quickly approaching. It’s coming like a hurricane, swirling and whirling as it looms ominously in the sky, threatening destruction in its wake. Maybe I’m being a tad dramatic. But if you’ve ever spent an entire summer break entertaining children who are constantly “bored,” you know it’s not for the faint of heart. […]
Friday night has finally arrived! You’ve survived another week of adult-ing and you’re going out with your favorite people. It’s 9 p.m. and you’re headed to the club to dance the night away while sipping Cosmos and throwing back a few shots.
It’s officially May. Every person with a mother or children knows the second Sunday in May is reserved for celebrating that special woman who painstakingly brought you or your children forth into this world. And if you didn’t know that, let this serve as your official reminder before it’s too late and you disappoint your mother or […]
If you’re a mom, then you know finding a moment for some “me time” is about as likely as your cherubic offspring deciding to pick up all of their toys before you’ve nagged them to do it.
I recently read an article about how as a society we should embrace boredom. Put down our phones, the author demanded. Cast aside the remotes and laptop computers. We should stop multitasking and have uninterrupted time with our thoughts before we forget how.
Here in the U.S., we like our expectant mothers and our actual mothers sober. So much so that after 9 months of stone cold sobriety, you are expected to keep your hands off the hooch for as long as you might be breastfeeding, too. There is even a name for the process whereby breastfeeding mothers […]
When we graduate from high school and then higher education, we’re fooled into believing that we’re done with the various types of homework that plagued our existence and ruined our social lives. We are innocently under the impression that we have left behind all forms of assignments that could bury us in endless hours of […]