Posts with Label: Me

A Woman’s Work

A Woman's Work

Growing up, I always assumed I’d work.  It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t, in fact.  My mom always worked — often in jobs she didn’t love because those were the jobs available to a mother with three daughters and a husband who worked more than full-time.  My mom was a full-time parent, but […]

Book List

Book List

When I was a kid, I almost always had my nose in a book.  My mom would have to force me to stop reading to go outside and play sometimes.  Same through my teenage and college years.  Then I had kids, and reading a book that wasn’t Dr. Seuss suddenly became a luxury.  There was […]

Steer Your Ship With Positivity

Steer Your Ship With Positivity

The movie “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is a favorite in our house.  In the movie, Steve Carrell as Alexander’s dad has a line where he tells his son to “steer his ship with positivity”.  I use it on my kids all the time when they’re being negative or whiny […]

Valentines Shmalentines

Valentines Shmalentines

I hate being told what to do.  It is childish and perverse and contrary of me, I know, but as soon as someone tells me what I should do/think/say/feel, I want to NOT do that thing and instead do the exact opposite. So naturally, I hate Valentine’s Day. Don’t tell me what day I should […]

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