This Week I Just Didn’t.

I think it was because of writing all these blog posts on competing (here and here) and reimagining motherhood  (here and here) and I don’t know what happened, but I reconsidered my routine (for the 1059th time).Having faced mom burn out many years ago,...

How To Stop Competing With Other Moms: 7 Options

  In the last post, The Competitive Mom Quiz, five questions helped sort traits of competitive moms and if we fell into that category or not. You can take that here. Or not. ;-) Years ago, I would have been in the middle. But once my son was home schooled for OCD...

The Competitive Mom Quiz

  Most parenting articles that address the crap of being a mom don’t apply to us. WE aren’t the controlling, crazy or competitive mom. But we send it to our friends who , you know, might need a little help. ;-) Nobody likes THOSE moms – so...

Boyhood The Movie: Every Mom Please See It

In this video, I talk about how I don’t like movies. In fact, I don’t see them because they actually make me nervous and are too intense for me. HOWEVER. I had my teen son for a weekend and just wanted to do something fun that we never do. There is a local...

Why We Don’t Re-Imagine Motherhood

Why We Don’t Re-Imagine Motherhood What if we felt like we were more than dinner makers and kiss-goodnight-ers who truly lived in the moment? What if our kids saw us in our strengths and not just our frustration? What if our family was asked to make tiny...

Re-imagine Motherhood: Permission Granted

Re-imagine Motherhood When I had my son, a well meaning family member gave me a beautifully illustrated book filled with pictures of mothers having blissful moments with their children – reading to them, laughing and playing in the yard, and rocking them gently...

Mom Comparison Trap, Anyone?

The Mom Comparison Trap is a thing. Moms have heightened perception/ intuition/ senses. I blame this directly on keeping kids alive- we have to know they are okay, regardless of how old they are, and we are attuned to them. This is a superpower that comes to us...

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