There’s an old Yiddish folk tale about a man who is feeling overwhelmed by his home life. As a single mom, I feel overwhelmed by my Covid home life. The man goes to see the Rabbi and complains, “My house...
Yesterday I dropped a PlayStation controller on my child’s face. Actually, it fell off of a shelf four feet above the ground, directly into the eye of my newborn. The baby everyone describes as the Gerber baby now looks...
My family had been practicing social or physical distancing for two months. My hobby of performing stand up comedy had come to a screeching halt and I found myself, as many other people did at this time, watering plants...
Now is the time for women to take the helm as leaders through this current crisis. Why? Because we are familiar with the labor pains of change. Leaders keep referring to the time we are in as unprecedented. As if...
I’m still not a fun mom. I told you this about a year ago, and I’m here to say it again. How do I know this? My children clearly let me know. How do I REALLY know this? My children’s...
I have two children ages five and seven and a half. So, why am I reacting to the sound of a random stranger’s baby crying by gripping my shopping cart with white knuckles? Because unfortunately, I still get triggered...
The other day, I scored big time at a local consignment shop. I got “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls,” for a mere $4! This amazing book usually sells online for $35! Yay, consignment! I was so excited to get...
If you had asked me a few years ago if I would go someplace I’ve never been, to do an activity I’ve never done before, with a group of people I had never met, I would have scoffed at...
Currently, my days are a mix of “Okay, I’ve got this,” and, “Oh crap, I so do not got this.” Anyone else? One of my first contributions to the blog was an article on working from home with a toddler....
Holy crap guys, what is going on?!? I don’t know about you, but I haven't left my house other than for walks around my neighborhood since March 16. Life is weird, I am weird (and smelly and crying often...
Has anyone ever said to you, “You should write a book, you’ve got great stories”? Yeah, yeah, that would be nice, but I don’t have the patience. Most of what I write is a few words, then done. Quick...
Except for two standard-length maternity leaves, I have worked outside the home throughout my motherhood tenure. In the wake of school closures in mid-March and the ensuing “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, my kids and I, like most parents...
There are many things you can’t foresee when creating a birth plan, but there are two words I never thought I would have to include: global pandemic.  I gave birth during a global pandemic three weeks ago in Burlington, right...
I’ve been asked why we push such an intensive hockey schedule on our son. Truth is, we don’t have to push it at all. I’m a hockey mom by default, not by choice. But it’s a title I wear proudly.  My...

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