Tomorrow morning my husband and his brother fly out for a golf getaway in sunny Florida. Yesterday, we had a blizzard that brought with it ravaging, arctic temperatures and well below zero wind chills, in addition to dumping over 14'' of snow on us. My husband is a hard worker, a wonderfully loving, supportive, and … Continue reading What Will It Take For Mom to Get an Impromptu Weekend Getaway?
This piece originally appeared on HerViewFromHome.com (https://herviewfromhome.com/im-a-stay-at-home-mom-with-an-older-child-whats-next-for-me/) Growing up I always knew I was “going to be somebody and make something of myself.” An obsessive overachiever, I was confident I was destined to do something amazing with life. I had big plans for myself, and I never deviated from a well thought out plan. High … Continue reading As a Stay-at-Home-Mom With an Older Child, What’s Next For Me?
"In the end, I am the only one who can give my children a happy mother who loves life" - Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard While many women dread milestone birthdays and the inevitable aging that comes with another passing year, I am not usually one of these women. Admittedly, my twenties were quite difficult for me. Though … Continue reading What Happens to Mom When the Kids Grow Up?
*This piece originally appeared on Parent Co. (Parent.com: https://www.parent.com/our-family-is-interfaith-and-better-for-it/) I was raised in a traditional Irish Catholic family in a suburb about 25 minutes South of Boston. As a young girl, I attended church most weekends with one set of grandparents or the other. When I became a teenager, our dad had a rule that we either … Continue reading Our Family Is Interfaith and Better For It
This piece originally appeared on HavingTime.com My Child Isn’t Perfect, But Here’s What I’ve Learned From Him Last weekend my son and I joined my parents', my grandmother, and my sister's family in the White Mountains for our annual Fall weekend getaway. Our family has been partaking in this tradition for over a decade, … Continue reading My Child Isn’t Perfect, But Here’s What I’ve Learned From Him
Today a friend of mine was published for the first time. She was beyond excited, and her piece was a well-written, insightful, and inspiring one about her struggle to find and define herself and the unique quirks that make her the awesome person she is, while still "fitting in" with all of the other moms … Continue reading On Being a Normal Mom and Why I’m Okay With Not Being One
Pingback: https://justawrittenthought15.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/self-centered/ Disapointed Daily, Devestated by What Should Have Been, You're Not Here Now and You Weren't There Then. Acceptance Is All I Have Left, For You Have Met All Expectations With Failure.
The hot, humid July evening back in 2007 when I discovered I was pregnant was one of the best days of my life. I immediately fell in love with the little person growing inside of me, and I knew that my life would never again be the same. Knowing that I had a … Continue reading Opening My Heart to all the Love
What I wouldn't give to go back to that Friday April afternoon. If I only knew then what I know now, I would've spent the all afternoon with you. If I had only known that would be the last birthday I was to celebrated with you, I never would've left your side. If only I … Continue reading Just One More Moment
Pingback: https://blissandbunnytantrums.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/thank-you/ Dear Ma, I may not know a lot but I know a few things for sure. First of all, I owe you both an apology and a sincere thank you. I'm so very sorry for doubting you're instincts, which almost always proved to be spot-on. I'm so very sorry for being so hard on … Continue reading An Open Letter to My Mom