Dear Katy, As I write this letter, you are a lovely and spirited four year-old who lights up my life. One day you’re going to become a lovely and spirited adolescent, and soon after a lovely and spirited teenager, then you’re going to blossom into a lovely and spirited young woman. As your mom, I want you to …Continue reading "The Wrong Kind of Compliment: An Open Letter to My Daughter"
Oh, February. I love this month. Both Steve and Ash have birthdays this month. Valentine’s Day is this month. We usually get our tax return during this month. I have usually given up on my New Year’s Resolutions by this month, so I can finally relax again. But this February is different. This February has started …Continue reading "Public Schools, Charters and Vouchers: Why the Poor Lose No Matter What"
Today, I am losing my mind with guilt. I have a million things to do, not enough time to get them done, and I am going crazy because I feel like no matter what I’m doing, I’m letting someone down. For example, right now, I am writing this blog post. I shouldn’t be doing that. …Continue reading "Dealing with the Crushing Guilt of Parenthood"
I decided to write this post because in a Facebook group I am a part of, someone started complaining that their kids aren’t allowed to wear costumes to school, or have Halloween parties in class. This led to several other women communicating their frustration with this new policy as well, claiming that it’s “not fair” …Continue reading "Why You Should Teach Your Kids About Political Correctness"
It was a day that will live in infamy. Something I wasn’t expecting or prepared for. Something that sends chills up my spine and sends my mind into a tailspin: The day my son told me he had a girlfriend. When I heard those words come out of his mouth, I couldn’t believe it. He …Continue reading "My 8 Year-Old Got Married on the Playground"
I’m not paying for my kids to go to college. I refuse. I would do anything for my kids…but I won’t do that. First, I should preface this whole post by saying that I am a firm believer in the power of higher education. I think it is an amazing, wonderfully enriching experience that improved …Continue reading "Why I Don’t Have a College Fund for My Kids"