My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

Mom Life

The Good Mom

By on Sep 18, 2013 in Mom Life | 0 comments

UPDATED 9/19 – Because it’s really hard to write a decent blog post about being a good mom on my iPad. Also, that wine I was drinking didn’t help. What does it mean to be a good mom? That’s easy to define when they’re little. You feed them, you protect them, you play with them. You keep them clean. It’s more complicated when...

Read More

The Last First Day of School

By on Aug 13, 2013 in Mom Life | 14 comments

My husband leaves for work really early every morning, so I’m used to sleeping through the 5:00 a.m. alarm. But today was different: School has started and once again, my daughter must begin her day with a cruel 7:00 a.m. 0 period. She instructed her dad to make sure she got out of bed at 5:30, which he did. Then he tried to do the same to me....

Read More

Going Off The Script

By on Aug 12, 2013 in Mom Life | 0 comments

    I have a ton of things to do before I send my daughter back to school tomorrow. So why did I spend my weekend driving up and down the Central Valley? It started back in April, when we celebrated Megan’s birthday. My sister’s gift was a ticket to a concert featuring one of my kid’s favorite bands, the Irish group The Script. There was...

Read More

Baby Steps

By on Jul 23, 2013 in Mom Life | 0 comments

“You don’t have to do that,” my daughter said with an annoyed tone of voice. I pretended not to know what she was talking about, but she could not help but see me stretch my right foot forward, as if putting on the brake. Since I was in the passenger seat, she took my twitching as evidence that I was uncomfortable with that. Not true. She’s...

Read More

Time for Contemplation

By on Jul 11, 2013 in Blather, Mom Life | 2 comments

I began this post on Monday morning. I attempted to finish it on Tuesday afternoon, while waiting for a doctor’s appointment. I didn’t get very far. I spent yesterday working on my weekly podcast … and then trying to finish a freelance post that should have been done two weeks ago. As you can see, time management is not my forte. It wasn’t...

Read More


By on Apr 3, 2013 in Mom Life | 2 comments

As your kids get older, the toys they want for their birthday get more expensive. My daughter let me know that what she REALLY wants is a car. But she would be happy with the same present she has asked for at every gifting opportunity for the last couple of years: an iTunes card. This is a relief, because shopping for her is no longer easy. She has her own taste in...

Read More
%d bloggers like this: