Two little words

Two little words

When you’re the one sitting there, feeling utterly alone, it’s hard. When you’re the one whose smile has become a bit fixed on her face, because you feel like you don’t belong, it’s crappy. When the conversation has gone to a place you’re not involved or interested in, or leaves you feeling out of the … Continue reading

A Mother’s Day message

A Mother’s Day message

Today I don’t feel like a mother deserving of the pinkness, the flowers, and the adulation of Mother’s Day. Today I am a grumpy, short-tempered crone who is overwhelmed and under paid, and ever so slightly bitter about both these things. Today I am not the sweet nurturing mother the cards and the ads would … Continue reading

Taking my own advice

Taking my own advice

Sometimes I get taken over by a crazy energy. I have no idea why it happens, but it seems to occur in a cyclical way. Because the crazy energy is just that. It’s crazy. And eventually burns itself out. Because on some level, it knows it’s Too Much, and has to be stopped one way … Continue reading

When comparison strikes

When comparison strikes

  Comparison sucks. Or as Roosevelt said far more eloquently – comparison is the thief of joy. It really is. In my life, comparison can strike at the most unlikely moments and can switch off my joy quickly, absolutely and unceremoniously. For me, comparison is at the root of a whole heap of parenting (and … Continue reading

My barbecue sauce

My barbecue sauce

When my husband and I started adjusting to the fact that we were the parents of three small children, we laughed as we listened to the older two chatter away at us, and fight to be heard at the dinner table. We said – looking at our burbling third born – imagine what it’ll be … Continue reading

Now is the fun part

Now is the fun part

“The fun part doesn’t come later, now is the fun part” –  Gretchen  Rubin. I had to write about this. I couldn’t not. I’ve written about it before. I’m betting I’ll write about it again. I need this reminder all the time. Every day. I don’t ever stop needing it. Because it’s a challenging, but … Continue reading