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The Value of an Unlikely Partnership
Mommy↹Society

The Value of an Unlikely Partnership

I want to give it all up sometimes.   This grip, this irreversible clamp, is super-tight, cutting my circulation occasionally and making me wince and shake. I cannot move anywhere but forward through a darkness I hadn’t completely planned for, a quilted covering that I can…

September 25, 2017
Olympic-Sized Sleeplessness
Kids↹Sports

Olympic-Sized Sleeplessness

I uncovered several articles and social media status updates recently regarding women and our sleep tendencies post-baby. Beyond the overall sleep deprivation that haunts most mothers, we still often make a sport, as a society, of frowning upon adequate sleep, as if we are so incredibly…

September 20, 2017
We Dance On Most Days
Dance / Music Kids↹Festival

We Dance On Most Days

This is not a hyperbole. It may be assumed that I am exaggerating because I am an imaginative writer, able to hopelessly wander into idyllic fancies on a whim. In the utmost spirit of assurance, I utter these words with the finest intent to…

September 13, 2017
3 Ways My Preschooler Benefits from Mommy's Liberal Arts Degrees
Mommy↹Society

3 Ways My Preschooler Benefits from Mommy’s Liberal Arts Degrees

My bachelor’s degree earned 11 years ago is on display at my parents’ home, nearly always dust-free. The Bachelor of Arts in English was a real result of their faith. Advisors during my first semester in college counseled me to declare a major I was comfortable in and not one to attempt a “leg-up” in…

August 15, 2017
"Mom Brain": A Mom's Perspective
Mommy↹Society

“Mom Brain”: A Mom’s Perspective

“Mommy brain,” “momnesia,” “preg head,” “baby brain,” or “mom brain drain” is as indigenous an indicator of modern motherhood as “caffeine fix” and “mom-shaming.” However, I cannot help but wonder if “mom brain” derives as a product of societal engagement and from the expectations dumped onto mothers, or persists in something deeper, perhaps innate,…

July 25, 2017
"Mom Brain": A Dad's Perspective
Daddy↹Society

“Mom Brain”: A Dad’s Perspective

I have vaguely heard of an element called “mom brain” just from being around my wife. If my definition is warranted, I would characterize the syndrome as when most thoughts become kid-friendly or involve the kids, even when they have nothing to do with the subject. Or, here’s a…

July 23, 2017
Something Like a Style
Mommy↹Society

Something Like a Style

“Parenting style” is one of those aggrandized balloon terms that kinda confuses me. Ideas about my disorientation regard the implied identification that there is one singular pattern of behavior a parent displays in the parenting of their children, regardless of the behavior of the child. Similar to the generality…

July 14, 2017
How to Be a Good Mom
Mommy↹Society

How to Be a Good Mom

Oftentimes, our popular culture adopts or invents a term or phrase that sticks so perfectly, and defines so succinctly, that there becomes no other way to describe that thing from that moment forward. New words that we can no longer shake off include “selfie,” “binge-watch,” “photobomb,” “ping,” “airball,” and “yowza,”…

July 7, 2017
Parenting Advice Vomit
Mommy↹Society

Parenting Advice Vomit

This week at work, one of the other employees admitted to me that he was going to be a father next January. Almost immediately, I emitted a high-pitched squeal of delight…and began to spew unsolicited parenting advice and need-to-knows. The disclosures were general and fast-paced:…

June 23, 2017
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…

May 23, 2017