April 15, 2015

Please, please, please read and forward on. This may save someone’s sanity, or help someone laugh at themselves. This may help a partner reach out or a mommy get some much-needed and much-deserved help. Please help spread the word. Friends. I saw a new mommy today. Well, I heard her baby first, for about an […]

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better tomorrow

February 26, 2013

My father-in-law has been in the hospital this month, and it’s really got me thinking. About what we’re capable of, as people, and about what we think we’re capable of, which are usually two totally different things. I don’t watch it a lot, but if you ever have watched even one episode of The Biggest […]

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the dregs

February 13, 2013

How are you holding up? Really? It’s what I’m asking everybody these days. Everyone’s been sick! Kids are all crazy! Weather’s yucky! And there’s no respectable holidays this time to year to even take your mind off it, really (sorry Valentines Day, you and Purim can go hang over there in the corner with St. […]

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where do we go from here?

December 16, 2012

Yes, you have to send the kids to school tomorrow. Actually, that’s not true. You don’t. You could keep them out. Tomorrow, and even the next day. And maybe the day after that. But what then? You can’t keep them home forever. I have home schooling-mama friends who are saying “You’re damn wrong, I can […]

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yelly holidays

December 14, 2012

I haven’t written this week, and that’s because I kept waiting until I felt better to write. I kept waiting to feel light and dry and fun, when all I really felt all week was heavy and soggy and exhausted and yelly. Like I could wake up at 4am each morning and still–STILL–at 8:10 be […]

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I surrender

May 14, 2012

This was going to be an uplifting post. But it’s not going to be. Instead it’s to say I cracked. Today. Well, something cracked. And I could just. not. do. it. The kids were pretty…normal. Not too listen-y, but not terrible. I babysat some other kids this morning which went fine. I didn’t sleep well […]

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June 13, 2011

A neighbor came over today with her three girls and we got to talking about postpartum depression a little. I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently. I think that all doctors should tell all pregnant women (actually all women. Maybe right after puberty) “You WILL be getting postpartum depression. Just so you know. Here’s […]

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