Mommyhood Moments

The Cure for Pride

The Cure for Pride

There is no better way to recognize the reality that you are awfully prideful than by motherhood. I am convinced that every single politician out there should be forced to experience motherhood 24/7 for at least three months before assuming any position in public office. You want to see humble leadership? That would do it.(…)

The Trouble With Literacy

The Trouble With Literacy

In a former life, I was a school teacher. I fostered all kinds of educational growth in my students (I hope) and was just so thrilled when I saw the light of understanding in their eyes. It was so satisfying. So fulfilling. So wonderful to play even a small role in their personhood. So lest(…)

The Runner

The Runner

It’s amazing, really! Lightning speed unparalleled by any grown-up in history. For real. Somebody please tell me how she does it. Her and the rest of the miniature people around three years old. I assume (strictly based upon the existence of leashes for children) that I cannot be the only mother who has experience with(…)

The Blame Game

The Blame Game

It’s all their fault. It’s almost as if they are purposefully scheming ways to make us gain weight. Yes, yes, our children are technically responsible for the 25 pounds (ahem) we put on during pregnancy. But we can’t really blame them for that part, I suppose. I mean, it’s not like they’re actually forcing us(…)

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