When You’re Not The Mom You Want To Be

I have not been the mom I want to be today...not at all. I am so tired. I am increasingly resentful of all the care my children require. I am overwhelmed by a week that seems like it Just. Won't. End. It feels like there is not enough coffee in the world. The floors are sticky. The bathroom is a crime scene. There is...Read More

Blaming Parents Of Children With Special Needs

Since the day my first baby was born, I have felt responsible for my children's differences. Not responsible in the "I'm the momma so I need to help my child" kinda way (although I certainly feel that too). Responsible in the "Why do you let him sleep with you instead of in the crib, eat the ice cream instead of the meat, allow him...Read More

When Life Gets Messy, So Does My Budget

I sat down today to finish out the month's financial paperwork, both for my husband's business and our household. Once again, one thing is clear - When my life gets out of control, my spending soon follows. There is a direct, proportional, undeniable link between the two (unfortunately!). We have had a stressful month... and we are about to have another one, mostly because...Read More

When Mom Needs To Get Back On Track

My house is a disaster area. For reals. I am afraid to look in dust bunny-ridden corners, and the bathrooms make me want to wave a white flag. My approach to school has been hit or miss, at best. The number of doctor appointments, dentist appointments and therapist appointments we have each week is just plain stupid. And my hair? Well, let's not talk...Read More