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how to be a good mom

For the Love of Target
Mommy↹Society

For the Love of Target

Coffee. Wine. The kids’ bedtimes. A clean house. Target. These are a few of moms’ favorite things. Granted, not all mothers follow this specific formula of rightful thrill. Some have ingredients in their stew of the above, percentages that bring them enough of a…

September 17, 2018
The Fable of Balance, Revisited
Mommy↹Society

The Fable of Balance, Revisited

When I think of “balance,” an image of a scale comes to mind, a scale that is either being filled or is already carrying a load or two. One scale pan may be heavier; both may be equal. If a burden is added to…

July 15, 2018
Read Much?
Kids↹Sports

Read Much?

Every year, I make the mental affirmation to “read more.” This treatise usually comes with the proposal to put down the Swiffer mop and pick up the book that has been plopped, lonely, on my bedside table since January 1. At times, I have giving…

July 8, 2018
That Big Box of Diapers
Mommy↹Society

That Big Box of Diapers

When I was expecting Jrue, I didn’t truly know what to request when friends and family would ask what they should buy for the baby. I was entirely new to the idea of a baby and, then, he was a boy, the first on my generational line on…

May 30, 2018
Mommin, According to Dad
Daddy↹Society

Mommin, According to Dad

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. I know this is supposed to be a post about a dad’s perspective on “mommin.” But, I believe the best light on the subject would start at me as a child. I have never been…

May 13, 2018
My Favorite Olympic Sport
Kids↹Sports

My Favorite Olympic Sport

I think bobsleighing is cool to watch. I couldn’t drive the bobsleigh out of the sheer terror of flipping us over and down the banked twists of wickedness, but I could lean with the best of them. I have loved figure skating since my younger days watching Kristi…

March 1, 2018
There's Love in This Dance
Dance / Music Kids↹Festival

There’s Love in This Dance

On a given weekday, I deploy from bed once my gentle alarm app ignites the flashlight feature on my cell phone, activating something like a bat signal on my ceiling in an otherwise pitch-dark room. The chirping birds that are integrated into the alarm cue their wicked levels of perpetual happiness louder and louder. Because the closest outlet is beside my bookshelf two feet…

February 14, 2018
Momma's Gotta Dream
Mommy↹Society

Momma’s Gotta Dream

About six years ago, I began regularly dreaming about “school.” These dreams were not ordinary. Primarily, the consistency of vividness and the frequency of occurrence were obvious, meaningful, audacious.   Sporting a terribly imaginative brain, I engaged all of my senses in the illusions that played sometimes twice a…

February 7, 2018
A Very Mea Christmas
Mommy↹Society

A Very Mea Christmas

As a child, Christmastime was always a huge deal in our home. For starters, my mother has a fabulously festive personality; she is easily excitable and wears a naturally giving aura, which makes for quite the holiday spirit when the time comes. I am…

December 24, 2017
Santa in the House
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

Santa in the House

This year, as last year, Santa Claus is a fun theory in our house, someone to mention in passing conversation, a symbol of something that mommy references to restore some better behavior. Jrue, only four, and Jai, still just a baby, do not yet recognize…

December 3, 2017