Real You

Why Can’t I Be the Favorite Parent?

I know why I’m second best. I know that since I’m the one involved in the daily parenting grind, telling her – make your bed, go brush your teeth, get dressed, STOP jiggling my butt! – I’m the prime target for her frustration and anger. I WANT TO BE THE FAVORITE PARENT!

My Hair Has a Mind of Its Own

My hair became impossibly thick. I started getting teased in grade school as the adorable curls morphed into some curls, some shag carpeting.

Motherhood: Is it Worth It?

“So is motherhood worth it?” asks my colleague somewhat skeptically from across the cafeteria table.

He Took My Breath Away

Whether they are little or big, they take our breath away. When they stumble. When they soar. It never really changes. It never gets easier.

When It Hits Close to Home

This one felt different. It was closer to home than ever before. This time, my children are old enough to see the news and ask questions.

There is No “Just” in Adoption

The next time someone says, “you can just adopt”, feel free to kindly remind them that adoption is much harder than one would ever guess.

One Child is not a Selfish Choice

I was advised not to have more children after a high-risk pregnancy resulting in a preemie son. I’m still judged for my decision to have an only child.

Why Can’t I Be the Favorite Parent?

I know why I’m second best. I know that since I’m the one involved in the daily parenting grind, telling her – make your bed, go brush your teeth, get dressed, STOP jiggling my butt! – I’m the prime target for her frustration and anger. I WANT TO BE THE FAVORITE PARENT!

My Hair Has a Mind of Its Own

My hair became impossibly thick. I started getting teased in grade school as the adorable curls morphed into some curls, some shag carpeting.

Motherhood: Is it Worth It?

“So is motherhood worth it?” asks my colleague somewhat skeptically from across the cafeteria table.

He Took My Breath Away

Whether they are little or big, they take our breath away. When they stumble. When they soar. It never really changes. It never gets easier.

When It Hits Close to Home

This one felt different. It was closer to home than ever before. This time, my children are old enough to see the news and ask questions.

There is No “Just” in Adoption

The next time someone says, “you can just adopt”, feel free to kindly remind them that adoption is much harder than one would ever guess.

One Child is not a Selfish Choice

I was advised not to have more children after a high-risk pregnancy resulting in a preemie son. I’m still judged for my decision to have an only child.