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Cruise Control

The decision to quit my teaching job and stay home was one of the most thought out and analyzed decisions I have ever made in my 35 years of life. With one week left until I begin working at home part-time and being a stay-at-home mother, I reflect on leaving a career I love and a job…

My Crazy Pregnancy Craving for Eggs

I had a majorly irrational pregnancy moment today. It all started with a craving: eggs. I wanted eggs, and I know that there are arguments about whether pregnancy cravings are purely psychological or scientifically based, but I am telling you now: this morning, I wanted eggs. And not just any eggs, McDonald’s scrambled, delicious eggs.…

Mommy Guilt and Sicknesses

I wrote this post when my son had the flu again not too long ago. In his two years of life, he has had it three times, and the number of liquids that are capable of coming out of that child never ceases to astound me.

Real

I am dreading the day  when I have to tell my son that fairy tales are not real  and Santa Clause is a “spirit all around you.” A strange thought, on a windy Friday afternoon, while I suddenly realize that mirages are prevalent in more places than just within the sun-struck sand. I wish I…