It’s one thing to encourage school attendance when your daughter is tired from a long weekend; being tired won’t negatively impact other people. Making her attend school when sick and potentially contagious? Irresponsible.
There are times when our union is far from glamorous, when we realize we haven’t kissed good-bye all week. There are Saturday afternoons spent watching reruns of Criminal Minds in contented silence.
I know that I’m a stronger adult and a better communicator because of experiences like these. I can politely interact with a variety of people, communicate my needs or wants, speak up if something is wrong, and ask the right questions to get information. I want our children to one day have these same skills.
When I had to get out of the tub, I was given a choice: to have my amniotic sac artificially ruptured, or to continue on dilated at seven and a half centimeters. I didn’t know what to do. My birthing plan was known to all in the room. This was not a part of the […]
My affair with food was almost all I thought about. Food was my best friend and my worst enemy.
Perhaps snuggling with your spouse doesn’t soothe you like it used to, or watching your kiddos play doesn’t bring the same smile to your face as it once did. Feelings that appear to have disappeared (though there’s no reason for them to have done so) could be a sign that you’re feeling the funk.
That first week I ended up spending anywhere from 60-90 minutes laying with my son, playing dead like a possum until he finally passed out and I quietly snuck out of his room. Not sustainable.