Because my feeling better isn’t just physical, although it is that, too. It’s emotional. I am emotionally better because I find the way I look more acceptable.
Author Archive | Julie
I have tried everything. Before that clock jumps ahead in the spring, I have spent two weeks inching back that bedtime, 5-10 minutes at a time. Nope. The kid isn’t fooled. In the fall, I have allowed him to stay up a little later, in hopes that he would sleep in and save me from […]
It all started with a simple poll of my friends via social media. I was genuinely curious. Most of my friends are moms, and I knew they would have good ideas. So I asked my question: What do you really want for Valentine’s Day? The responses I got were so unexpected, I expanded my poll […]
The morning before your sister arrived, you woke up extra early. Like usual, your dad offered you a cup of milk, and you laid in my arms on the couch while you drank it. After your milk was gone, you handed me the empty cup and went back to sleep (which you never do). Your […]
Your kids are getting restless, anxiously awaiting Christmas break. But first, Christmas parties and teacher gifts. As a teacher myself, I will tell you that some of the sweetest things I have ever received were simple notes and cards communicating appreciation. I love my students, and it’s nice when I find that I am loved […]
I have learned not to complain to my mom about my kids and their antics. I am raising two children. She raised six. She has lived every story I have, many times over. I have no problem saying my mother was a parenting superstar, especially on Sundays. Every Sunday morning of my childhood, my mother […]
I was at a bookstore with my husband. We had just finished an awesome, overpriced dinner out, and our sweet toddler was home in bed, perfectly cared for by a babysitter. I rounded a corner and ran into a young woman, maybe in her 20s. She looked at me, looked at my 8-months-pregnant belly, and […]