How’s that for a holly-jolly moment?

How’s that for a holly-jolly moment?

As is shown on social media, holiday movie favorites, Christmas songs and advertisements everywhere, the Christmas season is supposed to be filled with "children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile." And when we and our children aren't smiling and laughing, there can be some real "mom guilt" there. We can feel like we've somehow failed when every moment isn't merry and bright.

Where is Mommy’s Bellybutton?

Where is Mommy’s Bellybutton?

If you ask, “John, where is your bellybutton?” he’ll lift his little shirt up and point to his bellybutton.    Lately, he’s become interested in finding other people’s bellybuttons. If you’re sitting on the ground, he’ll likely saunter over, lift your shirt, and give your bellybutton a little poke. Aunts, grandparents and friends that have [...]

Having to Choose

Having to Choose

Because I’ve never been able to mother in a way that is whole and undivided, a certain kind of mom guilt hits immensely at all times of the day. A kind of mom guilt that only other mothers of multiple children will understand. The guilt of having to choose.