Posts Tagged“Parenting”

Ever wonder why this blog focuses so much on being a working parent yet devotes so little screen time to the actual children I have birthed? It is because I am being bullied. It is the truth. I am being bullied by the teenagers in my own home. You see, I’ve reached a critical juncture in my motherhood. Gone are the days where the boys were excited about seeing their photos on the Internet. Now I need to get approval. My every word scrutinized. My every photo requires prior consent. It is a nightmare. To be fair, I knew this…

Let me start by saying that I just discovered Kristin van Ogtrop quite by accident yesterday at Barnes & Noble. I picked up her book, Just Let Me Lie Down, and was instantly hooked! This is one lady who understands the life of a working mother.  I don’t often make impulse book purchases but oh yeah, that one came home with me. I’ve read half of the book already because apparently this woman and I live the same life… (There is such comfort in knowing that others are in the same boat and can laugh about it.) Upon further research…

I’m so excited to share with you my Yahoo! Shine You.Reinvented interview! Yahoo! was at BlogHer talking about reinvention and I had the opportunity to sit down with them and talk about my personal journey: I must confess, I really don’t like myself on video.  I am highly critical of everything (!) especially my tendency to assume the I-talk-way-too-fast-because-I-am-nervous persona.  Ahh, well. CONNECT WITH YAHOO: Twitter: @YahooShine Yahoo! Shine “You.Reinvented”: http://shine.yahoo.com/event/youreinvented

Ever overanalyze something so much that you just can’t will yourself to take action?  I do that regularly with this blog. It immobilizes me. I’m afraid of the “niche.”  In my brain I know that having a niche is a good thing. It gives you a community, a goal, common ground and lots to write about.  Other than being a “mom blogger,” where do I fit?  What is my niche? I’m not sure. I have so many interests and so many passions that, again, I am often immobilized. I don’t know where to go first or what to do.  Ever felt…

It is finally here.  The day I have been dreading.  The day where I officially become the “un-cool mom.”  The day where I admit to the world that I JUST DON’T GET IT! What don’t I get, you ask? AHEM – Silly Bandz My kids are nuts for them. My take:  If you collect Silly Bandz they can cost a trillion dollars, schools are banning them and they break when you look at them sideways.  Which, of course, hasn’t stopped them from being the ultimate cool thing.  Or me from buying them for the kids. It is an amazing thing, these…