I know as an empowered women of the new millennium, I am secretly supposed to be annoyed with the Proverbs 31 woman, the uber-successful, have-it-all-in-perfect-balance icon we can never possibly emulate in real life. She was the quintessential female, the Giselle Bundchen of 4000 years ago. (Thanks a lot, King Lemuel, whoever you are.) But every time I read … Continue reading I Know Why The Proverbs 31 Woman Is Laughing
Hello there. If you're visiting from Start Marriage Right, welcome. Glad to have you today. This is where I write and laugh about relationships, spirituality, parenthood and leadership. Let's stay in touch, shall we? Get all the updates to my blog by subscribing here, or follow me on Twitter or Facebook. Without further ado, here's the … Continue reading The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Housewife
On July 3, I took the Anger Management Challenge from The Orange Rhino. And two weeks later, I gave you an update here. The rules are: no yelling, shouting or screaming (unless there is distance or an immediate safety issue) for 365 days. That's right. One year = no yelling. I realized I wanted my son … Continue reading Anger Management for Me: A (Slightly Whiny) Update
Cross-cultural studies are regular academic fare at our house. So much so, we consider ourselves multi-cultural. That is, if you consider a toddler living with two adults culture blending. Which we do. Our home is a case study in a family made of people from the same ethnicity, yet somehow, different cultures. Any time you're … Continue reading How to speak Toddler: A cross-cultural education
I had my coffee with eggs, no crumpets. But the universe smelled best by far.
If you are a parent, or you have ever been around a toddler, you know they have these obsessions. Compulsions. These "I can't help myself" moments. While endearing the first six times they pose a nonsensical request, in only a matter of seconds the charm wears thin and suddenly, I'm shouting, "NO!" with all my … Continue reading No more cookies. No, really. Okay, fine.
This afternoon, my kitchen was a mess from lunch with friends, and I just left it that way. Now it's dinner time, and I should be fixing something with protein in it, but instead I decided I wanted to make a banana cream pie. I'm a terribly impractical cook. But in my defense, today is … Continue reading There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand Cream Pie
I stood in the bathroom and swished my short mop between my hands one more time. Staring into the mirror last night, I complained aloud to my mother that I didn't feel like myself. "I want my glamour back," I whined. "I feel like a news anchor or a soccer mom. It's so suburban. So … Continue reading Losing beauty
The Siders House Rules is not one of those blogs that gives away free stuff all the time. I'm just not that kind of girl (yet, maybe?). But I've been doing this thing over at the 365 Dream Project every day for almost a month - and I have about 11 more months to go. Goodness. … Continue reading An Offer You Can’t Refuse
I just let my son borrow my phone. He asked, so I obliged. It's locked so all he can really do is make pretend calls while listening to the iTunes feature that pops up automatically, and take pictures of himself. (I’m always a little concerned about the fact that he could theoretically make an emergency … Continue reading Sometimes Babies Are Rude