Entries Tagged as 'working mom'

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Collections

He collects rocks. And tiny sticks. Anything that can fit in the pockets on his t-shirts or the oh-so-small pockets on his toddler-sized pants. On the playground at school or on his walk to and from school he looks for pieces that fit and he puts them in his pocket ever so gently. In the […]

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

I’m The Mom Who (Still) Cries On Daycare Move-Up Day

“Why are you crying, Mom?” Nora asked as I buckled her in the car seat. “I don’t really know,” I told her. Because, truthfully, I don’t really know why I was crying. Today was Miles’ last day in his class at daycare. On Monday he will move up to the next class with a teacher […]

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Conversations I Thought I Was Done Having

She was trimming my son’s hair when we struck up conversation. It was the forced kind of talking you do when silence is somewhat awkward and you think since you are two adults standing next to each other for the next thirty minutes you might as well talk to each other. First we talked about […]

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Gifts From A Mother Who Remembers

I was feeling overwhelmed. By the return to reality from a long vacation. By the quick return to work, putting in longer hours than I do during the school year. By the mess of still unpacked bags. By other people’s actions I wish I could control, other people’s hurt that quickly became mine too. By […]

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Holding It In

As I slowly close down my old blog, I’ll be resposting my favorite posts here. I’m ready to let my old blog go for many reasons, but there are so many words that I want to hold on to. The first one I’ll repost is ¬†one that, for me, perfectly captures one of the truths […]

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

What Vacation Looked Like

After some vacations, I’m ready to go back to the routine of work and school. I fall back into the familiar routine and am thankful for the time off but also for the return of normalcy. Not this time. This time vacation suited me just fine. Probably because most of it looked like this: Not […]

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Bright Spot

Ken picked the kids up earlier than usual from school and brought them to the park near my school so I could meet them after the final bell rang. It’s been a long week. A week of hurt feelings – mine and theirs. A week where Miles lost his superhero shirt privileges at school because […]

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Stopping To Smell The Stories

Words haven’t been my friends lately. They are elusive, hiding just out of reach and around corners where I can hardly see them. I sit to try to capture the words, to put them down on paper or a screen where I know they belong and I just can’t. This isn’t writer’s block, though. This […]

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Kindergarten Is Messing With My Working Mom Zen

It was hanging outside her classroom this morning amid all of the other requests for volunteers. Bring a book. Your favorite one, it invited. Sit down with us and share a story. Read to them. Sign up here. I’d already thought of the books I’d choose. I pictured Nora sitting in the circle, smiling proudly […]

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Let's Talk About Kindergarten

She sprawled out on the floor, legs crossed in the air, pink marker in hand, and crossed out all the days of July until today. On the August page, she marked the first day of school with a number one. And then she counted. “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Six more weeks, Mom.” In […]

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