“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ∼ Frederick Douglass ∼ I’m sitting in our living room staring at the nursery video monitor. It’s almost 10:00 p.m., and my tiny baby boy is all alone in his vast crib for the first time since I brought him home. His sister is … Continue reading The Parenting Paradox
“Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” ∼ Tina Fey ∼ Before I had children, I’m pretty sure I subconsciously thought a baby would just fit into my life really neatly…sort of like a trainable puppy. It’s not that I didn’t think being a mom was hard work. I knew plenty of women … Continue reading 10 Lessons from the Twin Mom Life (So Far…)
“Well, do a good day’s work, and act like somebody.” ∼ Andy Griffith ∼ School started this week. All my teacher friends went back to work, and I’m staying home. For the first time in thirty years, I will not be starting school as either a student or a teacher. Initially, I didn’t know how to feel … Continue reading A Good Day’s Work
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” ~ William Wordsworth ~ I have always liked to write. I was always fairly good at it. But in the last ten years, I haven’t really tried to write from a place of enjoyment. As an English teacher, I had to edit so many papers and write so … Continue reading It’s All Going to Be Okay.