Though, that’s not to say that they’re not still a little weird when your mom says them. But that’s okay! She’s just looking out for you. And without her, who would we go to for advice or take on a spontaneous trip to “the Barnes and Nobles” with us? That’s right. Nobody. Thanks, mom.
When I last wrote to you about my husband’s deployment, I was a sad sack of something.
There was a lot of crying and a disproportionate amount of eating ice cream (scratch that, it was Häagen Dazs Gelato, specifically their sea salt caramel gelato, which, in my book, is the frozen dairy nectar or the gods).
Now a month has passed and my outlook is a bit different, although I would be lying to you if I said I wasn’t still sad at times, or that I kicked my therapeutic gelato habit (I haven’t). READ MORE
Having a buddy is important! Luckily, this baby has an awesome best friend who is always going to be there for her. READ MORE
Sometimes I’m shocked and, to be honest, a bit fascinated by the amount of dirt and grime I’m willing to leave on my body and hair and still go out in public.
Now, I haven’t always had such poor hygiene. At one time I too enjoyed daily showers. In fact, I can actually pinpoint the exact moment the upkeep of my personal appearance took a severe nosedive.
Let me see….Oh yes, when I had children. READ MORE
What are you grateful for today? This is the question I try to ask my three children before I tuck them into bed at night.
When I was younger, my mother established the same bedtime routine. Some nights I was more grateful than others, but the question always challenged me to think deeply about the positive aspects of my life. As the youngest of five children in a “non-privileged” immigrant family, everything I owned was a hand-me-down, so I learned to be grateful for non-material other things: READ MORE