I have worked tirelessly to evoke good manners and behaviors in my children. I have fought the good fight and dug my heels in with all the strength I could muster. I have driven home serenaded by the sounds of squealing because I refused to buy a toy at our neighborhood Target. And it is HARD.
Author Archive | Amanda
Budgets aren’t about deprivation or going without. They’re about making sure you really understand how you’re spending your money. A budget offers the opportunity to delegate your fiscal resources to the things that truly matter to you — whatever they may be.
Teachers are the unsung heroes of our society. They bring smiles and hugs and joy and energy and relentless patience to our babies every day. Here are a few reasons why I think kindergarten teachers pretty much hung the moon.
For me, Ambien is like wrapping myself in my coziest blanket, like the most comforting presence. I feel peaceful and safe, and most of all, drowsy. I love the heavy feeling that spreads throughout my body and lulls me to sleep.
Where we lay our heads to rest at night says nothing about the state of our relationship. The truth is, we are compatible in just about every single way during waking hours, but in sleep? We are 100 percent incompatible. Polar opposites, and NOT the kind that attract.
I take them because in their absence, I am acutely aware of my failures and could spend most of my days focused on those. I take them because my anger, my irritability, my sadness are no longer exclusively my burden. The lines of ownership blur when you are a mother — what was yours alone […]
The next time I feel the urge to post on Instagram, I solemnly swear NOT to move my children to the only clean corner of house for the sake of a Pinterest-worthy backdrop. I’ll catch the moment right in the heart of the disassembled couch covered in dog hair.