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the problem isn’t “mommy drinking culture”…

mommy drinking culture

People have a lot of feelings about “mommy drinking culture”, pro and con. Even I have a lot of feelings about it. Some say it needs to stop. Other’s say we don’t drink enough. (This simple Google search should demonstrate what I'm talking about.) I don’t think the problem is women drink wine, I think the problem is this pervasive image of social alcoholism and how, for some reason, drinking has become associated with every activity – hanging out at the...

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5 ways to not suck at parenting

If there’s ever a situation you walk into completely blind, it’s parenting. Seriously. There are books and videos and all the advice you could ever need and not want, but (and I hate to sound cliche here but bear with me) until you have a kid you can’t even fathom what parenting is going to be, how you’re going to feel, or the kind of job you might or might not do. There is a gravity to this responsibility that it...

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i’m a misfit mom

i was looking for hermey’s version, “you can’t fire me, I QUIT. why… don’t i fit in.” but i couldn’t find it. or i didn’t look hard enough. either or, this song kind of embodies where i’m at right now, when it comes to figuring out where i fit in the scheme of “mom”....

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how do you cope with stress?

how do you deal with stress? how do you cope? for me, i disappear. i used to eat. like most young women, for awhile i turned to wine. that was a sad and scary time, but i somehow managed to turn that around. i think i put other people before myself - something you shouldn't always do - and i figured it out. lately, my life has been consumed by stress. i say my cup is full to overflowing and i have...

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