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Posted on October 08, 2012

Coming clean…

clean houseBeing a mom has put a spotlight on all of my inadequacies – though one glaringly stands out. That is, the fact that I am far from a domestic goddess. Now that I’m playing house for real, it’s clear that I’m not all that good at it.  And it makes me wonder: in school, why did I stress about Statistics and want to explode at the thought of ...

Posted on October 05, 2012

“Takeover” or “Playdate” grandparents?

family dynamicAre you lucky enough to have parents (or in-laws) who are hands-on with your kids, giving you a much needed and well-deserved break? You know, the type who swoop in and let you hightail it out of there. I call them the “Takeover” grandparents. Or do you have the type who visit your kids and watch you do all the work while they sit back and enjoy their precious “dividends ...

Posted on October 04, 2012

I’m playing with my kids, and I’m so F’ing bored.

BoredI’m agonizingly waiting for my kid to take his turn in Candyland. And it’s anything but sweet. After all, there’s a million other things I can be doing that would be less irritating – like getting waxed. And it makes me wonder: can you be an involved, warm, and nurturing mother who just doesn’t like to play?

For me, sitting through a simple game of Hungry Hippos ...