The “Work to Eat” program: Teaching children to complete chores before enjoying snacks and meals as a way to promote responsibility.
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Losing that nursing bond feels strangely like mourning, like you’re giving up being her Mommy as your lactation shuts down. You feel betrayed by your breasts, and guilty for taking the vacation, for leaving your daughter behind, and for getting so wrapped up in the move across town. You feel ashamed for not having better […]
I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, but, soon after having my first kiddo and leaving my corporate job, I found myself really missing work. I started working contract, freelance jobs during nap times, just to keep myself busy. I’ve done everything from answering questions on ChaCha for pennies to data entry to ghostwriting for […]
Ahhh, sweet motherhood. We see the commercials that portray glowing mothers handed a clean baby in a quiet hospital room. There are shows that never reveal the mountains of laundry that must come with “x” number of children. My monthly magazine certainly never gives me recipes that are from a can or *gasp,* a drive-thru. […]
You’ve been there. You doubtfully scan the contents of the pantry and freezer for enough essentials to scrape together dinner. A glance at the time on your phone’s display confirms that baby will wake from her nap too late for you to avoid rush hour at the grocery store. You sigh and tap the restaurant […]
I will never forget the first night in our new house. The divorce was rolling along, and my daughter and I were going to spend our very first night in our own home. Something about having a place to call our own, a place for just us, was liberating, exhilarating, and empowering. As I opened […]
Weeks away from giving birth to my daughter, I had a super realistic pregnancy dream: Something had gone wrong. I could not carry her to term and survive labor. We’d have to choose between her life and mine. I did not pose the which-would-you-choose question to my husband, but I had to tell him how […]