Monthly Archives: February 2016

8 Life Lessons My Daughter Is Teaching Me

As a mother, I knew that I would be expected to teach my child valuable life lessons. To raise an empathetic, responsible, and curious citizen of the world would be my charge, my responsibility, my social obligation. What I didn’t realize was that this educational endeavor wasn’t going to be a one-way street. My 22-month-old…

How to Let Your Husband be a Father

As a first-time parent, I was just trying to do everything right. Keeping my child fed, cleaned, and loved were top of mind 24/7. My marriage was not. When my husband of 14 years asked for a divorce a year into parenthood, I was taken by surprise. We were never pegged as the couple who…

Save your money this Valentine’s Day

If you’re one of those men still looking for a Valentine’s Day gift, then you’re in luck! Hop on over to The Good Men Project for the perfect idea! Hint: read between the lines in this image. Ladies, you’re welcome! And if you concur with the advice in that article, then come back and read some more…

Love vs. Valentine’s Day

When I make heart-shaped magnets for distribution at my daughter’s Valentine-themed pre-school class this week,  I do so under duress. When she gets excited about decorating “vantine day” cards, I smile reluctantly. When she asks if she’ll get to cut a cake (because all momentous occasions require the customary round dessert with candles atop), I…

One Day…

One day I will have the time to paint, watch movies, garden, walk, swim, do yoga. One day I will have the time to sit in the sun, lounge, eat dessert before dinner, nap at 4 p.m. One day I will spend four hours in the kitchen crafting a delicious five-course meal. One day I…