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 really love how we human beings are so inclined to look out for one another. Why, just the other day, a perfect stranger informed me that smoking was bad for me, and another stunned me with the revelation that I’d be prettier if I smiled! People are so NICE to one another, and they […]
Late last Friday night, I approached the front door of my apartment after an evening out. As my key hovered just short of the lock, I stopped, checking myself. Do I seem drunk? Will I sound drunk if I have to say anything during the long walk from the front door to my bedroom? Half-trusting my answers, […]
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 […]
Single parenthood is by far the hardest thing I’ve done in my life. I remember when I became a parent, and I thought, how am I going to juggle everything? Times that by 100 percent when you become a single parent. Everything is riding on your shoulders — no pressure! There is one perk, actually: If your kid […]
I’m a mom. In the evenings, I like to relax with a glass of wine. No big deal. Or so I would have thought. Since having my child, I’ve become increasingly aware that our culture tends to portray mothers as obsessed with wine, and for all the wrong reasons. Attitudes toward mothers who drink tend […]
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 […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’m not even talking about Christmahanukwanzaa, with its compulsory family time and gift-related anxiety. It’s almost New Year’s Eve! New Year’s Eve is a night to set off fireworks and sparklers and to guzzle Champagne until you start seeing stars everywhere, even with your eyes closed.