On Being a Mother and a Time Traveler
The problem with getting older is that we only have our youth to compare it to.
I look in my bathroom mirror, leaning gingerly over the dried toothpaste on my right and the puddle of what I hope is water on my left, and I blink mascara onto my lashes, stopping to study the fine lines and scars in magnified detail and to pluck some wandering eyebrow hairs from my chin. I lean back and … Continue Reading “On Being a Mother and a Time Traveler”
How to Get Out of a Minivan
Please Note: If you saw the title “How to Get Out of a Minivan,” and you’re hoping I have something to offer by way of getting you out of driving a minivan or owning a minivan, you’re out of luck. Once you have a whole lot of kids, there’s no way out. No way I know, anyway. I’m sorry I had to be the one to tell you. Instead, this post is about how … Continue Reading “How to Get Out of a Minivan”
When Depression Comes in Disguise
I just learned that May is Mental Health Awareness Month which is PERFECT because I just started taking anti-depressants again. Serendipity, friends; I could not have planned this better. Now this story, which I would’ve told you anyway, has a purpose. Awareness. Boom!
This is way better than when I told you about my wrap dress unwrapping in the parking lot which served no higher purpose at all. Of course, during the wrap-dress incident, … Continue Reading “When Depression Comes in Disguise”
Thoughts on Futility: Carrie Cariello on Parenting and Imperfection
I’m very excited to introduce a brand new Monday series here at the Five Kids blog. I’m calling it:
Parenting and Imperfection
They say to write what you know, and I know all about being an imperfect parent. What’s even more exciting to Imperfect Me is the fact that other people seem to know all about it, too, and I am not alone. Can I get a hallelujah? AMEN.
I’ve been trying to figure out … Continue Reading “Thoughts on Futility: Carrie Cariello on Parenting and Imperfection”