I haven’t written in forever. I’d like to say I was taking a sabbatical, or that I was on a yearlong expedition. But in reality, I’ve just been that. In reality. Four kids is a lot–as in, a lot more than three kids. And we once upon a time had four little kids, 8 down
Both of my parents have now addressed at different times that I seem to be turning “negative.” As in, when you read my writing or listen to me talk, it might sound like I don’t love being a mom to four kids. The truth is that this is what motherhood is. This is what parenting
If you didn’t hear about it yet, there was another police-shot-a-black-person incident yesterday. His name was Alton Sterling, just so you know, and he was 37, younger than Carpenter and myself. And just so you know, he was a dad. My heart hurts from it. Aches for the mamas and the children and the cousins
There are a lot of bad guys in the world. More now than ever, it seems. On the news, in politics, in the movies, …we’re not even talking about dark alleys. It seems like everyone has an angry, judgy version of themselves and it seems so hard for folks these days to stop. To take
I’m sure you’ve all been on the edge of your seats for months, now, wondering if I’m ever going to weigh in on the current election process and candidates. Well, even if you’re not at the edge of your seat, hang on to it, because here I go: humanmama’s take on the 2016 presidential election.
Kids: I hope I don’t let you down. Wait–let me rephrase that. I’m going to let you down. Don’t even argue, I won’t argue either. It’s a fact. I’m your parent. I am with you and in charge of your life for so many hours per day that it is next to impossible that I
When I first began this blog there wasn’t much in the way of mama-blogs. Not a lot of photography blogs. Blogging was just a thing, or just beginning to be a thing, and it took off (I think) because it’s like Facebook and Twitter and all those other “social media” things: blogging is a place
Happy New Year! It’s been a thrill ride so far. When my old self would have been drinking champagne with her friends, my mom-self was cleaning 5 people’s throw up off of things. Well, actually that could’ve happened in my “old self” days. But this was because of the stomach flu, so. Yes! That’s right.
For me, one of the hardest things in my life has always been taking care of myself. I’ve always been awesome at taking care of other people, friends and boyfriends, taking care of my different careers and responsibilities, and, after college (… but not as much before college…), taking care of my abode. I have
It’s kind of been one of those weeks. Like one of those weeks where you go to pay for the car and it’s a two thousand dollar repair, instead of a two hundred dollar repair. One of those weeks where you try to do laundry and, yes, there’s one red sock somewhere in the whites.