I’ve been taking a class at my gym lately that is a mixture of pilates, tai chi, and yoga. My favorite part of the class is when we work on balance. Perhaps this is because it’s the part of the class that I seem to be the best at (relatively speaking!)…perhaps it’s because I find… Continue reading The Pursuit of Balance
Dinner time with a toddler (in my house) is often challenging…There’s the fight to get her to sit at the dinner table… The fight to get her to try her dinner…. The ridiculous amount of frustration when she finally tries a bite and exclaims “mmmmm, I like this.” (Ummm yeah, we knew you would like it….It… Continue reading One Magical Family Dinner
I ugly cried on the way back from Target yesterday. Not because of a meltdown or a tantrum in the middle of the store. In fact, quite the opposite. My trip to Target was calm, peaceful even. Teddy slept in his car seat the whole trip… snoozing peacefully as I attempted to avoid buying all… Continue reading Ugly Crying On The Way Back From Target…
Preschool is canceled. The roads are covered in ice. The day becomes free. *** The coffee is hot. The kids are playing with toys. There’s no rush today. *** We are warm inside. Relaxed and ready for fun. A trip to Target?
Every once and awhile I’ll have a “perfect” mom day. My kids will sleep in (for them). The house will be in order. I’ll take a shower, put on makeup, and even manage to have a “good hair day.” We’ll venture out in public looking presentable, without any meltdowns…we’ll eat healthy meals and play and… Continue reading When Minnie Went for a Swim…
Sometimes self care is a massage or a pedicure or a sleeping in or something grand… More often than that self care is letting yourself … Take a nap instead of cleaning (if by some miracle you get both kids to sleep at the same time)… It’s running an errand by yourself. It’s volunteering to… Continue reading Find your self (care) momma
Years ago, before kids, before the suburbs, before going to the grocery store alone became a luxury– Mike and I were riding the subway…. I think we had gone to Union Square to pick up groceries from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods (or wherever) and were heading home– but I’m not entirely sure. … What… Continue reading This one time on the subway