When we finally nailed the proper size and fitting, I was a new woman. I am not kidding. I instantaneously felt more confident, more poised, and self-assured. I took care of me.
Author Archive | Robyn
There are seasons when the work/motherhood balance is not just demanding; it’s, frankly, delusional. Juggling meetings, schedules, babysitters, and to-do lists can leave me feeling more like a manager than a mother. Who has which homework due tomorrow? Who has which extra-curricular activity this week? Not to mention the challenge of quality time with my […]
I have a confession to make: For years, I was that mom who screeched into the school parking lot one minute before the bell rang. No sooner had my kids stepped foot into their classrooms when the morning’s pledge of allegiance began. Consequently, they had no time to take a breath or find a seat or […]
For many, the holidays are a time for family reunions and connections, when generations gather around tables to enjoy meals and make memories. Yet, disagreements and divisions within families can range from awkwardness to arguments and even estrangement in some cases. Be it old resentments or jealous rivalries or differences in politics or religion, since […]
Like many moms across the country, chances are the last movie you saw was animated . . . that is, until the long-awaited Bad Moms hit the theaters this summer. Suddenly, moms came out from under piles of laundry and dirty dishes, grabbed their girlfriends, and headed to the movies. They traded in yoga pants […]
We have lived in the Near Southside of Fort Worth for more than a decade (in Berkeley Place and Fairmount), where we enjoy being centrally located to cultural and culinary gems in the city. I complain about having to drive outside of the few mile radius, only because there is so much to do and discover […]
Dear Children, I know you have seen the animated movies and heard the fairytales of “happily ever after” romances that come in surprising circumstances and to unsuspecting people. You know the ways that love surprises: It’s the shoe that fits, the kiss that awakens, the love-at-first-sight that breaks down any barriers of social class and distinction. […]