Archive of ‘Let’s Get Real’ category

The Catharsis of a Good Old Fashioned Purging of the Junk

As a working mother with two sons, a husband, two dogs and a very demanding job I barely have time to cover all of my basics.  You know the basics, like feeding the dogs, doing laundry, returning client phone calls and not forgetting to pick your youngest son up from robotics club (twice).  Being proactive […] Read more…

When a Working Mom Fails

This isn’t meant to be a pity party or a way to solicit “but you’re such a good mom” sympathy.  It’s meant to be a recognition of the fact that I can be doing some things better as a mom—and specifically that I failed my kid recently because I let work get in the way.  […] Read more…

Making Marriage Work Through the Tough Times

When my husband and I were newlyweds we lived in a neighborhood filled with other young couples and starter families.  One weekend afternoon I went to the local home improvement store with one of the neighbors who was also recently married to her husband.  On the drive to the store we shared our stories of […] Read more…

A Mother’s Duty to End Racism

Like every mother I spent most of my boys’ young lives teaching them that hitting is wrong.  Having two sons that lesson had to be reinforced often.  Like real often.  But then in elementary school something changed.  The stories I had heard about bullying now suddenly were actually happening to my friend’s children.  Nasty, scary […] Read more…

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…

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