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A New Year, Still “Just” Me

As much as we may try to deny it, 2018’s arrival is approaching blisteringly fast. With that comes the influx of gym, new car, financial planning, and travel advertisements.  Turn on the TV, check Facebook, or open your favorite celebrity magazine and “A new year, a new you!” bombards us from every corner. Look, I’m […]

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The Parent We Used to Judge

Spoiler: it’s us.  Let me explain. My Boychild missed his first day of the fifth grade.  We were so looking forward to the new year, and Boychild couldn’t wait to see his friends. As we got closer to the school, he started complaining of a stomachache.  He was fine when we left the house–maybe a […]

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My Path to a Minimalist Christmas

I’ve stopped hating Christmas. One of the first articles I ever wrote was titled “Just Say No to Christmas.” In it, I remembered how I had just wanted to cry while reading a ‘humorous’ article about Christmas and mothers. About Christmas with children. About cards, decorating, presents, and parties. About surprise requests for presents, from […]

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