Motherhood ‘Help Wanted’ Ads

This is the motherhood ad I thought I was answering when I was young and naïve and not yet a mother. Wanted: Loving mother to raise beautiful, perfectly behaved children. Expect 100% cooperation, starting with newborns who sleep through the night, and ending with teenagers who count you as their best friend, with never a…

Everything I need to know I learned from being a mother

All of my growing up years, as far back as I can remember, I was fascinated by babies. I loved them. I couldn’t get enough of them, and like many little girls, I dreamed of the day I would be a mother. As the oldest of 6 kids, I got in lots of practice and…

I am mother. Hear me roar.

(Heads up – this is not a political post unless being a mom is political and then it totally is.) I’m a mother. I’ve been one for 26 years. As a mom, I’ve worn many hats and learned all kinds of stuff they don’t teach you in books. What’s that saying? “Before I got married…