what we can learn from #aprilthegiraffe

I tuned into the live feed of April, the expecting giraffe, out of curiosity over a week ago. It really worked as a distraction from writing in here, plus I kept reading "breaking news" about it. I searched through the Facebook and once the stream was set-up, found myself somehow calmed by April's presence. She's just… Continue reading what we can learn from #aprilthegiraffe

the lost art of conversation

When I close my eyes and remember my childhood, and picture my mom, she's on the phone. My mom spent a great deal of her day gabbing on the phone. Having private conversations with her girlfriends, relatives, gossiping and laughing and pretty much lost in her own world. Thinking about it now, it was the… Continue reading the lost art of conversation

top 5 reasons I’m a terrible mom blogger 

I don't ever make lists  I don't have a "niche" I have no unique expertise on parenting, except for flying standby with kids. That I know something about I spend more time envying other moms rather than being envied (or presenting myself in an enviable way) I think I'm far too self-conscious to self-promote in… Continue reading top 5 reasons I’m a terrible mom blogger 

the art of holding one’s tongue (or fingers)

I am a member of many "Birth Month" Mom Groups - groups made up entirely of women expecting a baby the same month you are. Groups vary in size; most of the ones I'm a part of have about a hundred or so other women in them. They are often secret so they stay private.… Continue reading the art of holding one’s tongue (or fingers)