The “best” parents are those who don’t have children. I know, because I was the “perfect” parent… until I had children of my own. Prior to becoming a mom, I quickly rattled off what I would and wouldn’t do if someone else’s child were mine. I was arrogant and naive. I’d see families on the… Continue reading I WAS THE PERFECT PARENT
“Love is blind, but marriage is an eye-opener.” Growing up, I heard that phrase multiple times. I knew what it meant, but it didn’t really sink in until I was married. The sentiment was echoed by our premarital counselor, who also cautioned that we should only marry if we were absolutely sure we could be… Continue reading LOVE IS BLIND
I was so excited. I’d purchased pricey tickets to Disney on Ice, and Max and I were going on a date. I couldn’t wait to see the expression on his face, once the show began. The day of the show, we arrived at the arena, quickly scanned the tickets, and rushed to our seats. I… Continue reading GOD AND MOM KNOW BEST
The day I decided to have kids, I resigned myself to worrying for the rest of my life. For the remainder of my life, I will worry about my children. I will worry about their health. I will worry about their safety. I will worry about their overall happiness. During my pregnancy with Myles, I… Continue reading DOES PARENTING EQUAL WORRYING?
Thank you for being a friend. Traveled down the road and back again. I love The Golden Girls theme song; I love the remix too (if you haven’t heard it, google it). During my pregnancy with Max, watching Golden Girls reruns made me happy and provided temporary relief from my pregnancy induced misery. I loved… Continue reading WHAT BOYS CAN LEARN FROM THE GOLDEN GIRLS
I still remember the day. After months of waiting, sleepless nights, and nervous anticipation, the letter had arrived. The course of my life was about to change. I started my undergraduate career intent on finishing a degree in social-work in four years. I wanted to save the world and do it quickly. During my second… Continue reading I FAILED AND I’M GLAD
I was a feminist at birth. As a child, I pointed out, what I perceived to be, gender inequality in my home. My parents had a patriarchal marriage; my dad led, and we (my mom included) followed. My dad, the breadwinner, came home, ate dinner, and relaxed after long days at work. My mom stayed… Continue reading CAN I BE A WIFE, MOM, AND A FEMINIST?