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Joffrey Baratheon

Joffrey Baratheon

So. I am a busy mother. My husband is an active father. We are a duet with two developing backup singers.   Amongst the basic tasks of motherhood for me include meal planning, bathing maintenance, entertainment procurement, schedule policing, clothing upkeep, emotional tending, and academic assurance, as well as most delegation procedures to others. (Notice I…

February 11, 2018
The Life & Times of the Kid Who Can't Sleep

The Life & Times of the Kid Who Can’t Sleep

My preschooler, Jrue, is 4 ½ years old and still wakes me up at least once per seven nights. Comparably, Jai is almost three years younger than he and has slept all night for months. I have reached the point where, if Jrue does not wake me in the…

January 10, 2018
I'm Thankful for the Bad Things

I’m Thankful for the Bad Things

I have pinpointed this year to be full of both personal and professional challenges. For one, determining a conscious level of work-life balance that is satisfactory continues to charge in the direction of near-impossibility, as I find myself constantly assessing small and large changes that would work…

November 22, 2017
Looks Like We're Millennial Parents

Looks Like We’re Millennial Parents

Millennials, or Generation Y’ers, are the generation vaguely marked from birth as early as 1980 until as late as 2000, though, preciseness is not standard. What is essential are the traits, habits, tendencies, and experiences the millennial generation have broadly incurred, which have proven…

October 29, 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
My Baby is in Pre-K
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

My Baby is in Pre-K

The disenchantment one can experience when creating a complicated password, particularly when it must be changed frequently, is equivalent to the injury a parent’s feelings can occupy when dropping off their first-born child in a Pre-K classroom. Emotion is a colossal pain in the butt.…

August 5, 2017
"Mom Brain": A Mom's Perspective

“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
How to Be a Good Mom

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
Mommy's Travel Confessional
Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

Mommy’s Travel Confessional

From our home in Georgia to my parent’s home in Virginia lies 572 miles of pretty lakes and weird construction and leagues of expressway, not to mention the largest fireworks emporium in history looming just off I-85. Between here and my husband’s family in Illinois…

June 20, 2017