Archive of ‘Bad Parent’ category

Lessons Learned From My (Spoiler Alert:  Mostly Disastrous) Three Weeks without my Children

I need to confess that I am that mom who hasn’t left her children with sitters for longer than one night in order to have a romantic overnight alone with her husband.  I also need to confess that I preach regularly about putting your relationship with your spouse in a priority position because someday, God […] Read more…

Why the Bunker is so Dangerous and Three Ways to Get Out of it

Fine.   I’m fine. I’m just fine. I’m so, so good, good, can’t complain, same old same old, as working moms most of us casually throw out these phrases more often than any other in our vocabulary.  We are living this crazy existence trying to be the best wife, mother, professional, and friend possible while there […] Read more…

Signs that Sexism is Alive and Well–And Slightly Hilarious

I’m not in any danger of anyone calling me a prude. I laugh at inappropriate jokes, I am wildly sarcastic, and I have such thick skin it takes me a really long time to realize someone actually doesn’t like me (hard to believe but yes, I am not everyone’s cup of tea).  I bartended my […] Read more…

Never-Ending Mother’s Day (Please!)

That’s it?  I blinked and it was over.  The day when my children told me and made me gifts that extolled the awesomeness that is my motherhood is done?  Already?  Sigh.  I’ve got to say that I’m going to need more than a once a year acknowledgement of the herculean effort that is my life as […] Read more…

Sick Kids: When the Wheels Come off the Bus

Keeping the schedules of me, my husband, and our two sons straight is like having to complete a 1,000 piece jig saw puzzle.  While canoeing.  In the open ocean.  During a hurricane.  Just kidding it’s way harder than that. Every Sunday night (don’t judge, I do wait until the last minute) I pull up my […] Read more…

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