As a mother, sometimes I feel like a clairvoyant because I can see the future so clearly. Or maybe it’ just that eight-year-olds are highly predictable. Either way, my son’s alarmingly lopsided haircut felt downright inevitable. I’d been patiently waiting for it for over a week, ever since I caught him eyeing a pair of… Continue reading Are Moms Psychic or Are Kids Predictable?
I had my first fleeting moment of Marie Kondo regret this weekend – that pang of realization that you purged something from your home that you would find useful right about now. One of the many things that exited my house in the great cleaning binge was my ancient stash of resume paper. I decided… Continue reading Pondering Regrets, Large and Small
I’ve been at this parenting thing for over a decade now and I’ve had a realization: my standards are slipping. At a Superbowl party last weekend, I watched my kids chug Sprite and eat jelly beans by the handful and never batted an eye. About eight years ago, I can remember calling my daughter’s daycare… Continue reading Lowering Your Standards Might Be Okay
I recently caught the KonMari bug. If you’re not familiar with this affliction, don’t worry: there is no throwing up involved, only throwing out. KonMari is the name of a wildly popular philosophy of household tidiness that has been sweeping through the country. The basic premise, espoused by cleaning guru Marie Kondo, is that you… Continue reading Do Fifteen-Year-Old Athletic Pants Spark Joy In Your Life?